someone help me with a contact issue please

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    Okay I'm going to try and explain this best I can. I have a friend names catherine, I've had her number for years. Last night I got a friends number named katie and put it in my contacts. When I did that my friend catherines contact apparently moved her mobile number to a second number under katies contact and I tried deleting both and redoing both contacts but when ever I enter the number under katie the other number goes there too. What the hell is that about? I hate the way droid does contacts...
     
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    Are you syncing with Facebook?
     
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    I don't think so a d if I am I do want to be. How's do I change that?
     
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    Okay I turned Facebook sync off. I seperated the two as different comtacts and they are both in my sms inbox as their right names but they aren't in my contact list at all now..
     
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    Then your other sync settings are borked, or you need to clear your cache and resync.
     
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    What do you mean borked? Also how do I clear my cache and resync and that's not going to delete all my contacts right? Is there a way to literally just make my contact list so I can put names and numbers directly from my phone without syncing any social network or anything so they are under the name I have down not their facebook name?
     
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    I have same issue ... My father and brother share same name and even though I entered them differently into google contacts... Facebook lists them both so droid merges them.

    Just this morning i unchecked facebook sync, deleted both contacts from phone, gave them separate names in gmail contacts and now they are ok. until I deleted and re-entered them nothing seemed to solve this. It was so confusing when using hand cent my bro texts and my dad's face shows up.






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    The only problem is I can't view them in contacts to delete them.
     
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    Okay I tried that and still I have the conversations in my sms inbox and they have their right names now but I still can't see them in my contacts list
     
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    Try going to contacts then menu. Push display options. Then play around with the settings there.
     
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    I had this same problem at first, the system will automatically try to merge contacts with like names. To separate, them, edit the contact, hit menu, and there's a button to "Split" them. Every time I wipe my phone I have to go in and do that, my brother (James) and my niece (Jamie) always get stuck together.
    There's also a way to stop it from merging them in the options for the contacts, but I don't remember exactly where.