Name Tags are a powerful storytelling tool in Minecraft as by naming your creatures and mobs, you can create storylines that persist across all gameplay sessions. Each time you log in or leave an area in Minecraft, it is possible that creatures will despawn eventually due to a hard limit on the number of living creatures. When using Name Tags, this limit disappears and you are free to create a persistent world of your own design!
Unfortunately, marking an entire farm is not as simple as it might seem. No matter how many materials you have in Minecraft, you will always be looking for more Name Tags as they cannot be manually crafted. Players will have to explore their world to scavenge for these items. Alternatively, seeking rare Emeralds is another way to reliably source these useful items.
To find Name Tags, the player must search Chests, Trade with Librarians, or Fish for a chance to find them.
Search Dungeons and Chests for Name Tags until you find one. Alternatively, trade 20 emeralds for a Name Tag in a village.
Congratulations! The easiest part is behind us.
Name Tags are very useful if you are able to obtain one. However, to utilize a Name Tag, you will need to first have an Anvil on hand. Follow this guide for instructions for an Anvil. You will need a singular experience point to actually process the renaming of the tag.
Renaming a Name Tag
Now that you have actually renamed your tag, it is ready for usage. You can use Name Tags to give a permanent name to any creature in Minecraft (aside from the silverfish or wandering trader). This means that enemies, friendly animals, villagers, etc. can all be tracked using the Name Tag. The Name Tag also prevents mobs from despawning when you leave the area or reload the game. It means you can create stories with actual persistent and named characters in your world of Minecraft! Simply press the use key on a mob while holding the Name Tag to activate its effect.
Name Tag, applied!
Q. Can you use Name Tags to name your dogs?
Yes! Utilizing name tags is a great way to keep your dogs separate in Minecraft.
For only a tiny amount of player experience, you can create your very own storybook full of enemies, friends, villagers, pets, and more. In the Overworld, you might find that animals are rather skittish, even when tamed. While cooperating with animals is always a challenge in Minecraft, take your friendship to the next level by marking each animal with their own name, so you can begin to build a backstory and memories with them.