Roman Numerals after certain artist names

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I've noticed many artists now have roman numerals in parenthesis after their name. How is this achieved?
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If two or more people have the same name, the Roman numerals are used to distinguish them.

For more details see:
What's the deal with those Roman numerals, like (I) and (II), after people's names?
http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?ro...
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Same thing, by the way when you see them in titles, after the year. If there are two films with the same title, released in the same year, the titles (same as with names) are kept unique to keep credits separated accurately, by adding Roman numerals. So, if you and I both make, "Titanic II" to be released in 2014, they'll say Titanic II (2014/I) and Titanic II (2014/II).
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...Duh.
I just wanted one so nobody else would claim to be the first ME
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They can't. When number (II) comes along, you'll be designated (I). They are created in order in which they're listed. Usually there's no shuffling afterwards.
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Ha, USUALLY you say
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Well, there could be ways it could happen. Say there are two of you, same name, someone thinks it's not possible and merges the credits into one page. Then later someone figures out the error. The pages get split into two but in the wrong order...but site policy/procedure isnto keep them always the same to avoid confusion.

Just saying that sometimes, shtuff happens ;)