Minecraft’s open-world sandbox, which was launched in 2010, has evolved to include hundreds of different gameplay options. While the core experience still involves mining, crafting, exploring the randomly generated world, and creating your own farm, players can interact with villagers and go on quests to defeat the Ender Dragon. Name tags are a unique feature that allows you to rename NPCs that you encounter. Although they can be difficult to find, once you have one, it is very easy to use.
What are name tags?
Name tags allow the player to change the name of any NPC within the game, except the Elder Dragon. A name tag can be used to rename pets and give them a personal name. You can name a wolf after a real-life pet, or give your cattle specific names to identify them. Name tags have a tangible advantage: They personalize your experience and make it easier for you to keep track of multiple mobs within a small space.
There are many fun Easter eggs in Minecraft that have to do with name tag use. These are just a few of the many Easter eggs you can try:
Name a rabbit “Toast” to give it a unique look.
The Ender Dragon is the only mob that cannot be renamed in the game. Players are allowed to use name tags in any way they like.
How to locate name tags
It’s not possible to create name tags in Minecraft. You will need to find them in nature or buy them from a villager. Name tags are rare, but they can be found in chests all over your realm. You can also find them while fishing, but the chances of that happening are slim.
You don’t have to spend time searching for name tags. Master-level librarians can sell them for 20 emeralds.
How to use name tags
It is much easier to use a nametag than it is to find one. First, take your nametag to an anvil. Once you have renamed it, you will not be able to use the tag. This cost varies between console and PC versions, but should not exceed five experience levels. Once you have renamed your tag, you can simply walk up to the mob that you want to use it for and interact with them while wearing the name tag. That’s it! Now your targeted mob should display their new name above the head.
You can rename mobs as many times as you want. Feel free to change the name whenever you feel like it. Name tags can be renamed at anvils multiple time before being applied to an NPC. This means you don’t have to worry about choosing the perfect name.