Name spelling issue

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Hello My name is Paddric Fitzgerald. I have my first listing on IMDb for the film Night Moves. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2043933/?...

I am very happy but my name is spelled wrong and my friends are reporting you can't find me on IMDb... I am listed as Paddic Fitzgerald not Paddric which is my name. Is there some way to fix this issue? it is kind of taking the wind out of my sails if you know what I mean
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In these circumstances you can submit a Name Correction.

As it was uncontroversial and there is no evidence currently available I submitted it for you. If staff want to check on this, the reference number is:

130814-005239-489000

Should go through in a few weeks.

You will want to check the final credits and make sure your name isn't misspelled on there - if it is you can edit the title and add in an attribute to show it was credited as "Paddic Fitzgerald" (otherwise someone might think the entry is wrong and get the name changed back). I'd recommend having a word with the production company just to doublecheck, as it might have been them who added the credits - it could be a slip up from one of their staff, but it could be your credit needs tweaking an there might be time to sort it out now.
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my name is spelled wrong and my friends are reporting you can't find me on IMDb... I am listed as Paddic Fitzgerald not Paddric which is my name

You can correct this yourself, but first you need to know where the typo was made. How was your name shown on screen in the film? Did it show up there as Paddic or was the mistake made by the contributor entering it into IMDb?

In either case you need to submit a Name Correction.

Starting from your name page, click on the yellow Edit page button near the bottom of the page.

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

Enter your correct name in the text box in Surname, Givenname format (i.e. Fitzgerald, Paddric).
If your name was mis-spelled in the on-line credits, leave the box beside Preserve previous name on existing credits. i.e. '(as Paddic Fitzgerald)' checked; however, if the error was made only in adding the credit to IMDb, then uncheck this option.
Enter the reason for the change something like
I am Paddric Fitzgerald and will be using this name in future. The current name is a typo that was made in the on-line credits.

or
I am Paddric Fitzgerald. An error was made in transcibing my credit from the film. I am correcting it to the way it was shown in the film's credit (which is the correct spelling of my name)

Click Check these updates

You should now see a warning message :
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. You don't want to merge with them, so select the radio button beside: This is a different person not currently listed - create 'Fitzgerald, Paddric'.

If you un-checked the Preserve previous name on existing credits. i.e. '(as Paddic Fitzgerald)' box, you will see a second warning explaining what this does. If you were correctly listed on screen, just check the box beside. Warning understood, go ahead anyway.

Click Re-check these updates.

At this point the item background should be green. Double-check that you spelled the name correctly (you don't want to go through this again) and if it is click Submit there updates.

The change should be processed in a week or less, but it might take longer. Your credit might disappear for a day during the process, so if that happens wait at least a day before asking about it.

Good luck.
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Well we now have a separate empty entry:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5876199/

With the original still spelled wrong:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5477147/

So I submitted a merge request:

130817-044833-757000
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Alrighty, after a bit of a false start this should now be sorted:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5477147/

May future credits flow in a little more smoothly now the name is fixed. You might want to scatter in a little mini bio or some other details to underline the spelling of Paddric.

Anyway, stick a fork in this one, it's done.