Multiple Requests to Correct Name Failed! :-(

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Hi there, I have made numerous requests to have my name corrected on IMDb but it keeps denying me. I've sent emails but have never received a response. My name currently is listed as Anna Gravel -Foss BUT my name SHOULD appear as Anna Gravél with an accent over the "e". I would be so appreciative if you could help me fix this issue. It's getting confusing for people to know how to credit me. Thanks a bunch!!
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DavidAH_Ca, Champion

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Actually your primary name is currently listed as Anna Gravél-Foss with the accent. If you just wanted the accent included that has been done.

On the other hand, if you actually want your primary name changed to the shorter version, Anna Gravél, you need to submit a Name Correction. Note that the explanation can be critical in getting the request accepted; you need to assure the Data Manager that you intend to use this version from now on.

I would also note that IMDb has recently moved the Names list to a new internal system, so that there have been some delays in processing due to that reason. If you have submitted a Name Correction within the last three weeks, you should probably wait until a full three weeks has passed before submitting again.

If after all that, you still want to submit a request, you should start from your Name Page : or

Click the yellow Edit page button (Update button on Pro) near the bottom of the page.

Select Add correction from the dropdown menu beside Name Correction or Merge (the very first item).
Click Continue (at the bottom of the page).

Enter the desired name in the internal (Surname, Givenname) format: i,e Gravél, Anna . (If you enter it in the display format the system will 'flip' it, but it is better to enter it in the correct format.)
Leave the box beside Preserve previous name on existing credits. i.e. '(as Anna Gravél-Foss)' checked.
Enter an explanation that will convince the Data Manager that the change should be made; something along the lines of:
I am Anna Gravél, and I am going to use this name in credits from now on. As you can see in my filmography, I have used this name on the last two Released projects.

Click Check these updates

You should now see a message that begins :
This correction has warnings, you must acknowledge each one before this correction will be accepted.

We have these people with similar names :-
followed by a list of names (including your current one). You don't want to merge your credits with any of them, so check the radio button beside the final option: This is a different person not currently listed - create 'Gravél, Anna'.
Click Re-check these updates

The background of the item should now be green. If it isn't, make the correction(s) indicated by the message(s).
Once it is green, double-check that the name you entered is what you want, and then click Submit these updates

The update should be processed in a week, but might take longer. Note that credits can disappear during this process. If this happens, wait at least 48 hours before reporting it.

Good luck
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Anna Gravél

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Thank you SO much! I really, really appreciate you taking me through this. I think my error each time I have tried to do this before was NOT clicking the "this is a different person not currently listed" option. This was really helpful so thank you for replying!

Have a great weekend!