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How do I CHANGE alternative name?

The name under my alternative is not mine. How do I change it?

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bansmith: Please provide the link to your page, and let us know what the incorrect alternative name is.

I should note that "alternative names" on IMDb include any version of a name under which a person has been credited, even if it was incorrect. For example, suppose someone named Tim Thompson worked on a movie, but the on-screen credits were messed up and he was listed on screen as Tom Thompson instead. In that situation, his IMDb listing should say (as Tom Thompson) next to his credit for that film, and "Tom Thompson" should be listed among his alternative names, even though it is not a correct name for him.

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@gromit82​ Thank you for the update, however, the alternative name and film lierally has nothing to do with me . I dont know how it got there to begin with. That is why I am frustrated.

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Bansmith: Go to your name page at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8450552/ . Click "Edit page".

On the next screen, on the Name Split line, select "Add split". Scroll down and click "Continue".

On the next screen, there will be the following lines:

  • Move Producer Credits to -- leave this as "Don't move [Anthony, B.]"
  • Move Visual Effects Department member Credits to -- select "Other (use box)" in the drop-down menu, then in the box to the right, enter Zhao, Xin (XIX)

There will be an Explanation box below. In that box, enter something like "I am B. Anthony. The only Visual Effects credit on my page is for the movie Ji yi da shi (2017) and has the attribute (as Xin Zhao). I did not work on this film and have never used the name Xin Zhao, and I do not know who that person is or why their credit might have been added to my page. I do not know if this Xin Zhao is one of the people by that name already listed in IMDb or a new person. In any event, he or she is a different person from me and their credit should be moved to a separate page of their own."

Click "Check these updates". On the next screen, you will get a warning that says, "The name 'Zhao, Xin (XIX)' is not currently in the database. ..." Select the option at the bottom of the list that says, "I don't know - submit it as 'Zhao, Xin (XIX)' anyway." Click "Re-check these updates".

On the next screen, your data should appear with a green background, and you should be able to click "Submit these updates".

Allow a few days for the correction to be processed. Good luck!

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@gromit82​ 

THank you