How to change a 'real name' in my user profile?

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Hi! I've just started using IMDb after a few months break, and in the meantime I've change my first name- I wanted to change it on IMDb too but I couldn't find any page related to it (nor in this support forum)

And I don't mean my user ID I've changed that already, I mean the real name that appears next to the arrow that leads you to e.g. 'your activity' on the website, or much more of your private stuff on the app.

I've checked the help centre's page related to the 'ID, real name etc' but it wasn't helpful at all, so I would very politely ask for a straight answer. :) 

Thank you for your time!


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Fabian Niemiec

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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It is called Name correction or merge
Done from a PC.

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Fabian Niemiec

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Where can I find it? I'm going through my profile page from top to bottom and don't see anything like that
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I don't recognize the format shown in your screengrab. What device/app is that?

The only name I'm aware of is the user name.

Unless you also have an IMDbPro account?
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Fabian Niemiec

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It's a normal IMDb account in the iOS app on 2018's iPad Pro, but that name is also visible on the website

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Hi Fabian,

To update the name or email address registered on your IMDb account, please go to the Login and security page in your Account Settings.
Select the "Edit" button located to the right of the name on the account, then enter your desired name and select "Save changes". 
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Fabian Niemiec

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Thank you so much! Everyone answers with 'Name correction' to questions like this, while that is the answer I (and a lot of questions here) was looking for!
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Change your name is under log in and security.