Renaming a File in LR 6

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#1
When I rename a (virtual) file by using the right panel metadata choice, it renames not just the one file I've selected but all the other files of that same image/ file name, including all virtual files of it. I only want to rename ONE file as my best one of the selections so I can identify it as such. Is there a way to do that in LR 6? Thanks for any help you can offer. I'd appreciate it.
 

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#2
A virtual copy is just that: virtual. It is just an extra set of metadata, belonging to the same one file. That means that renaming that file will rename the original file, and so all the virtual copies. There is also a ‘Copy Name’ field. That is unique per copy, so that you can rename for one copy only,
 
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