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My IMDB page has been merged with another Leigh Bush. I asked that my official name be changed to Leigh Bush (dropping my middle name Anne). My name was changed but also merged with the existing account for another Leigh Bush.
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Posted 6 years ago

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It's difficult to see what has happened because there still seems to be a Leigh Anne (maybe not you?), so without knowing which names/credits we're talking about...

If the two of you one this newly combined page, have credits split by category...like yours are all acting credits, hers all director, you can do a "split" as described http://www.imdb.com/updates/guide/nam...

If not, you'll have to got to the titles where your credits reside and correct them by entering your name. You'll be given a list of same/similar names but you should chose "none-create a new page" at the bottom.

It will create a Leigh Bush (II), which you should havendone when changing your name. Your credits should reflect how they appeared on screen and should, if under your old name, say "as Leigh Anne Bush."
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It might be an idea to wait a few days to see if staff can undo the merge. They will need to know what the page is first.
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The page is http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2023508/?r...

I'm concerned about attempting to divide the credits myself. What then will happen to all of my pictures and other information?

It's seems simplest that the staff just undo the merge. I'm going to wait a few days in hopes that that will happen.
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Oh my, did no one really compare the headshot of one entry and the photos on the other before merging? I often recommend people add some information to both entries when splitting them, so they would demonstrate they are two different people with the same name, making merging more difficult. However, if they can merge those two entries (and it does look like there has been a merge here), they can merge anything. I'd guess someone submitted a name correction and ignored the warning that this would cause a merge to take place.

As it seems a clear case of a merge gone wrong I'd give it a couple of days (it is a bank holiday here in Blighty, so some staff may be AFK for the day) and if no one shows up in this thread we'll talk you through the split.
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A quick look at the pages first can sure avoid big messes. If only people took that quick look!

Sheesh!