One Chinese actor's English name has been changed. How to update his English name at IMDb? Thanks!

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Hi, I am a fan of one Chinese actor. His English name has been changed to a new one in 2016. But in IMDb, it still shows his old English name. How to update his English name at IMDb? Thank you! 
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Hello doedoeneoneo
What is his name? 
 
If he has changed it and he's been credited with his new name then you just need to go to the film or TV series episode where he's been credited with this new name and add him as: 
<Existing name> ... <Role> (as New name) 
 
    Steve

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"I have created one actor for him already" That was not the appropriate course of action to take, but don't worry, as no harm seems to have been done. Have you tried editing nm6518721? If so, what is the 18-digit reference number of the submission? If not, then please consider doing so, which is initiated by clicking the "Edit page" button found in the "Contribute to This Page" section of a page (or generally toward the bottom of a page), and applying the "Name Correction or Merge" action.
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Dear Jeorj, 

Good morning! I have one more question.
I would like to apply "Name Correction" to "Wang, Talu". But there has been "Wang, Talu" in IMDb already. It is at nm9009585 and is empty now. Do I need to delete/remove "Wang, Talu" from IMDb first? Then apply "Name Correction" for "Wang, Darren" to "Wang, Talu"?
Thanks for your time and help!

Sincerely,
doedoeneoneo
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No. You don't have to remove "Wang, Talu" first, doedoeneoneo.
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Dear Jeorj,

Got it! Thank you!
I just submitted the "Name Correction" for him. The reference number is  #180814-065414-765000. Thank you very much again!
Have a happy day!

Sincerely,
doedoeneoneo
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Dear Steve, 

His name has changed to "Wang, Talu" successfully. Thank you very much for your help and time. 

Sincerely,
doedoeneoneo
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You should never use Wikipedia as a reference. Anyone can add any old rubbish to that site without anyone checking it. 
 
If the Wikipedia site gives references then you can follow and can often use those references, but be wary of anything that isn't validated or is self-penned. It's better to just use names as given in the on-screen credits. 
 
    Steve
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At least in this particular case, the person who added the information to Wikipedia was logged in when doing so: Kanghuitari. That gives us the opportunity to engage in further inquiry and to make value judgments, should we choose to do so.
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Dear Steve,

Got it. I will pay attention on screen credits for him. 
Thank you very much for your time and help.

Sincerely,
doedoeneoneo
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Hi, doedoeneoneo. Well, the actor's given name is and always was Talu (stylized "Talu", "Ta-lu", "Ta-Lu" or "Ta Lu"). Seemingly since his screen debut he has been known in the English-speaking word by the given name of Darren. You're telling us that he is better known by the pronunciation of the glyph set 大陸, as in the Romanization of the the name/word. This is debatable, but there is a chance that he actually prefers to be known by the Romanization, on account of his Instagram profile.
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Dear Jeorj,

Sorry for the late reply. 
My English is not good. Let me try to explain. 

Yes, you are right. After the romanization (Wade-Giles), his given name is "Talu" (Yes, you are right, there are many styles for it, like "Ta-Lu", "Ta-lu", or "Ta Lu". :-D).  

I found that his name on screen credits of his works before 2016 is "Darren Wang". Since 2016, his name on screen credit of his works has been changed to  
"Wang Talu". Sometimes, it shows "Talu Wang" or "Wang Ta-Lu". However, no more "Darren Wang" on screen credits.

There is one Chinese actress, Zhang Ziyi. She is the actress of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon(2000). In trailer, at 1:57, her name on screen credits is "Zhang Ziyi".
- Her IMDb
- Her Wikipedia
Her name on screen credit is "Zhang Ziyi". In Wikipedia, the first line mentions that "This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhang (章)". When fans from the world look at the first line, they will realize that her family name is "Zhang" and her give name is "Ziyi" (子怡. "子" is "zi" and "怡" is "yi". It should be "Zi-Yi" or "Zi Yi". She uses "Ziyi" for her given name. She removes the dash or space in her given name.) 

This actor's Chinese name is "王大陸". After the Romanization (Wade-Giles), his name is "Wang, Ta-Lu". He was born in Taiwan ROC. Before 2008, the government used "Romanization (Wade-Giles)" for people's name on passport. He was born in 1991. So his passport name is "Wang, Ta-Lu". After 2008, the government uses " Pinyin"  for people's name on passport. But he still uses "Wang, Ta-Lu".

I guess he prefers fans from worldwide to call him by "Wang Talu" same as the pronunciation of his Chinese name. 

There is one TV drama "The Wolf" (2018). It will be aired soon, at the end of August. In its official trailer, his name on screen credits at 2:37 is "Wang Talu". I guess he prefers "Talu" more. "Talu" looks better than "Ta-Lu", "Ta-lu" and "Ta Lu". There is no "dash" and "space" in given name. 

Thank you so much for your help and time. It is complicated, isn't it? :-D

Sincerely,
doedoeneoneo

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Dear Jeorj

Just found that his name has changed to "Wang, Talu" successfully. Thank you so much for teaching me how to do it step by step. 

Have a great day! 

Sincerely,
doedoeneoneo
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Hi all,

If his social media accounts refer to him under his new name and he is now being credited as such on future productions then it seems that his IMDb page should reflect that new name. Please see this guide for more details on how to submit a name change and preserve any (as) credits under his old name.

Regards,
Will
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Dear Will,

Thank you very much for your reply!
I will try it! 

Sincerely,
doedoeneoneo
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Dear Will,

His name has been changed to "Wang, Talu" successfully. Thank you very much!

Sincerely,
doedoeneoneo