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Wed, Mar 11, 2015 3:18 PM

Need to add to my listing. Starting with correct birth name. How on earth do I do this?

It's not much of a listing, but I'd like it to be accurate and reflect my work going forward.  But in the name change area I can't do anything.  Very odd.  Any suggestions?  I don't have Pro, nor am I a paid member.  But if it's me they're talking about, I'd like it to be correct.

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Il y a 8 y

It is always easier to give specific advice if we can check the page to see what is actually there.

That said :

If you are talking about the Primary Name (the name at the top of the Name page) this is not necessarily supposed to be your legal name; it should be the name under which you are normally credited (or under which you intend to be credited from now on). See the Primary name Section in the Submission Guide: Names for the official statement.

If your Primary Name is correct according to IMDb's regulations but not the same as your Birth Name, you can enter your Birth Name in its own section in the Biographical Information group. Note that when submitting/correcting a birth name you must include URLs to public records, printed publications, or official documents to accompany your submission.

You do not need IMDbPro to submit Update requests for these items.

I can't give more specific advice without knowing exactly what the problem is.

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Il y a 8 y

Thanks David.  My birth name is incorrect.  I've determined how to add the information, however, there's no URL to my birth certificate, and I wouldn't know how to go about finding such information on the internet.  Would I need to actually send someone my birth certificate?  Seems...odd.

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You should scan your birth certificate and upload it to the Internet (Dropbox.com is a system that works well for me.)  Then enter the URL of the scan in the Birth Name explanation. As soon as the Name shows up on the IMDb page you can delete the uploaded file.

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Never thought of that!  Well, I might have, but it's doubtful.
Thanks so much!
Very helpful.