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Name Tag
Name Tag
Type Item
Durability Decoration
First Appearance Indev (July, 2013)


Name Tags are items that are used to name objects and mobs by right clicking on the object or mob. Name tags are not craftable, and the only way to legitimately obtain them in survival is to find them in Dungeon chests, digging in dirt or sand or by Fishing. Name Tags are an uncommon item to find in chests within dungeons. The name tag allows users name objects and mobs. The new names will display over the head of the object or mob like a player's name would in multi-player.


Name Tags must first be renamed with the use of an Anvil before being applied to a mob (which currently costs 5 experience levels). Everytime a name tag is renamed, it will cost five experience points. To use a name tag, simply hold the item in the Player's hand and right click on the mob or item to name. Once this is done a window will pop up allowing you to enter the name you wish to alter the item/mob to. Once done the new name will display.

Mob Behavior

Naming mobs is usually the desire behind obtaining name tags. They are useful because name tags will prevent the named mob from de-spawning, such as when the player moves too far away, for example. This makes it a great tool for hostile mobs which disappear often, or for just naming neutral mobs and passive mobs such as horses to save them for the player to use, no matter how far away they are or how long ago they have been "rendered."


  • If a mob is renamed Dinnerbone or Grumm, the mob will be flipped upside down.
  • If a sheep is renamed "jeb_", the sheep being named will become rainbow. Its wool will transition between several different colours. However, when sheared, its wool will be the original color (for example: if you named a brown sheep "jeb_", its wool will be brown).
  • To be able to see the name on the tagged mob or object, the Player must be 1-4 blocks away.

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