Conflicting names on trees and messages

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Why am I sometimes "Larry Chesebrough" and "Lawrence 'Larry' Chesebro'", the latter preferred like the following: 

14:25: Fred Nash thanked Lawrence 'Larry' Chesebro' for this: Larry Chesebrough proposed a merge of Dyer-7149 and Dyer-5947. [Thank Larry for this | 1 thank-you received]

WikiTree profile: Chesebro'-3
in Genealogy Help by Anonymous Chesebro' G2G Crew (890 points)

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Wikitree uses different name formats in different places. My guess is that sometimes it is about reducing screen clutter when additional information is not required. Similarly prefixes are not used in the watchlist but suffixes are. Other times a LNAB is used in place of a current last name.

Out of curiosity are your profiles last name at birth (LNAB) and Current Last Name different?
by Rob Ton G2G6 Pilot (274k points)
selected by Terry Wright
My name, in all formats, is not Chesebrough.  And both URLs open my profile with the correct spelling.  There are no prefixes in my profile.
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They appear to be two seperate profiles. If they are for the same person they should be merged into one.
by Eugene Quigley G2G6 Mach 7 (75.6k points)
Both URLs open my only profile - with the preferred spelling!
OK, I just had another look and it appears that someone already merged the two profiles, the final profile being Chesebro-3. The other ID Cheesborough-5 just gets redirected into the profile it was merged into.
Thanks for trying to help but note that I have no idea who is Cheesborough-5 or was nor can I find any record of that spelling in a profile ending -5.  Again, both "names" open Chesebro'-3 yet today.  Notice the specific spellings :)

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