Name change box options

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Hello. I filled out a name change request but don't know if I submitted correctly. The boxes that needed to checked prior to submitting we're very confusing in description Not really sure what I agreed to. The show is a documentary titled "Linsanity". My name is Luis Galdames and I am listed as Louis Galdames sound effects editor. Should I just resubmit as myself/new credit?

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bluesmanSF, Champion

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Is your name misspelled in the on screen credits, or just misspelled wrong on IMDb?
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Have not seen the film yet. I'd have to ask.
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You seem to now have two pages. So, you can do a "merge" to combine the two pages. I'd assume they spell your name right on screen until you can see how it gets spelled.

To merge these two pages (check them first to see if all info is yours):

www.imdb.com/name/nm2165327/
www.imdb.com/name/nm5844147/

You'll go the page spelled wrong, the second link, and click the yellow "edit page" button and correct the name following the "merge" process described here:

http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?na...
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I'm pretty frustrated trying to change my name. I set up my account, and received credits but have decided to drop my maiden name to make it shorter and it won't seem to take. Should I just set myself up as a new person next time and merge to get it to work? I've been trying to do this for one year!

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No.  You should never create a new page just so you can merge it to the old one. You should simply correct your name to the way you'll be credited, going forward.

Go to your page, click "edit page" button.  First item is "name correction or merge."  Change "no change" to "add correction." Scroll down and click "continue" button.

Under "Name correction or merge," enter your name, last, then first, as you'll be credited going forward. If your previous credits were listed on screen as your old name was listed in IMDb, check the box to "preserve the credits" so they'll appear "as...Old Name." Enter explanation, like, "I am dropping my maiden name, this is how it'll appear on screen, going forward." Scroll down and click the "check these updates" button.

You'll get a list of same/similar names.  Choose (even if this sounds wrong) the radio button next to "This is a different person not currently listed - create "New Name." Scroll down and click the "re-check these updates" button and it should then let you "submit."