Name not being accepted in credits

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I'm a composer and go by the name of "T.A.V" even in credits too.

But adding credit rejects the name saying: "'T.A.V' ends with an uppercase letter and is therefore invalid."

How to add the credit with my real name?
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You are probably going to have to enter your name into IMDb as T.A.V. or something similar in order to get the name into the database. If you do so, include an Attribute when adding your credit that says (as T.A.V) to indicate the way your name actually appears in the movie credits.
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Thank you for the response gromit.

So this means there is no way I can actually have "T.A.V" as my credit at all?
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There is no way for you to enter the name as T.A. V but it is possible for the IMDb data managers. Enter the name as suggested above, then request that the IMDb make the change 'behind the scenes'. I cannot at the moment recall the best method of making the request; perhaps another contributor does.
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RZA has managed this, so it isn't impossible:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0753526/

See also DMX, Ice-T, LL Cool J and Master P.

Perhaps add a Misc Comment to say there should be no final full stop and supply evidence to support this.

It might need you to come back here and bump this thread to get staff to intervene, because it is a little more confusing than the cases I mention.
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If that's the actual on-screen credited name, it would have to be changed manually by IMDb editors -- the system will not allow it to be entered in that format but they can fix it after the fact, as suggested above. Please submit it in a format that will be accepted and then write back. If you have a source/image showing that the actual on-screen name appears in that exact format (i.e. without a period at the end) it will help speed things up.
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I've added the credits as T.A.V. for now.

This is a screenshot from the end credits of the movie.
Movie is available to public at the film festival channel so this screenshot can be verified anytime.
Link to movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZslJG...

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The page with extra period in the name is live: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6021536/

What should be my next step to get it manually edited by the official editors?
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Did you add a Misc Comment about the trailing period when you made your submission?

If not, now would be the time to do it and point them back here and/or to the screenshot as your evidence.
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T.A.V

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Just finished doing the same.
I'd also like to mention that the comment wasn't being accepted in 'general' category so submitted it with 'Biographies' as category.
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T.A.V

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I've been waiting for more than a week, but I got no reply/response neither has the name been updated.
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Can you give the reference number for the submission?
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T.A.V

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Sure...Its 131018-232856-004000
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T.A.V

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Should I re-submit the request?
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There is no point. Wait and see what staff say.
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T.A.V

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Ok
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T.A.V

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Its about to be a month, should I continue waiting for a reply from staff or a response on that misc. comment?
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Yep, it is all you can do at this stage. Hopefully, a member of staff will spot this and chip in.