I found and adopted the profile of James A. Bailey. Should I change his LNAB to McGinnis?

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As the famous profile of the week is currently P. T. Barnum, I decided to see if I had any connections to his business partner, James A. Bailey.  I found his profile, orphaned.  It doesn't even say he's a notable person yet.  

Sources such as Wikipedia say that his birth name was James Anthony McGinnis.  He was an orphan at age six, and later adopted the last name of his employer, Frederic Harrison Bailey.

James A. Bailey's profile ID is currently Bailey-15623.  Should this (and thus his LNAB) be changed to McGinnis?  Or does it matter?
WikiTree profile: James A. Bailey
asked in WikiTree Help by D. Botkin G2G6 Mach 2 (24.1k points)

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you may want to see if that profile already exists just as a thought but yes, LNAB is the birth name.

Current name would stay Bailey
answered by Steven Tibbetts G2G6 Pilot (180k points)
selected by D. Botkin
I know that LNAB is the birth name.  I was wondering if I should change his WikiTree profile ID to match it.
If there is a source, then yes. But make sure to have it in the bio section.

Changing LNAB automatically changes it.
LNAB can only  be changed by PM, you apparently.

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