How can change my name

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Diana Dinerman

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  • trying to change my last name because I missed spelled it!

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Alan Lewis

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Your username for the message boards or your actual name? 

Please be more specific. 
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DavidAH_Ca, Champion

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If you are asking how to change your Primary Name: first note that the name at the top of your name page needs to be the name under which you are normally credited. The restrictions and very brief instructions are found at How can I change my name in the database?

Three points:
1) It is better to enter the new name in Surname, Givenname (with the comma). If you enter it in the display format, the system will 'flip' it, but entering in the internal format reduces the chance of problems.

2) Your explanation is critical. You need to make the data managers understand why the change is being made, and that it is an appropriate change under IMDb's regulations.

3) After you enter the new name and check these updates you will see a warning message beginning We have these people with similar names :-  followed by a list of names, including your current one. DO NOT select your current name, as that tells the system to change what you entered back to this name, making this a null change.
You need to check the radio button beside
This is a different person not currently listed - create '<new name>'.
Ins spite of the wording this will not create a new name page, it will  just change the name on your page.