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How to use a Name Tag in 'Minecraft' to customize your favorite NPCs

  • You can use Name Tags in "Minecraft" to rename nearly any NPC, and prevent them from despawning.
  • Unlike most "Minecraft" items, you can't craft Name Tags — you'll have to find them randomly, or trade for them.
  • Giving certain NPCs certain names can trigger unique effects.
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If you've spent a lot of time in "Minecraft" visiting and trading with a single village, you might grow attached to the NPCs in the town. Luckily, there's a great way to both make your NPCs feel special, and help them stand out from other similar characters.

Here's everything to know about Name Tags, rare "Minecraft" items that can help personalize your game — including where to find them and how to use them.

How Name Tags work in 'Minecraft'

Name Tags are items that, when placed on an NPC, give them a unique name. The name you give will be displayed above their head whenever you get close and look at them.


Naming an NPC also makes it so they'll never despawn. This means that if you rename a random zombie in a cave, for instance, that zombie will remain there forever, even if you leave and never come back. However, renamed NPCs can still die, at which point you'll lose the Name Tag.

Every NPC can be renamed except for the Ender Dragon. You can't rename other players.

Unlike most things in "Minecraft," you can't actually craft a Name Tag. You'll have to find or trade for this one. This can take awhile if you don't know where to look. 

Fortunately, there's a few reliable locations to loot a Tag, one surefire way to trade for them, and even a method involving fishing — although you'll need to be lucky.

How to find a Name Tag in 'Minecraft'

Here's three different ways you get a Name Tag.

Finding Name Tags

Treasure chests

In both the "Java" and "Bedrock" editions of Minecraft, you can loot chests for a Name Tag in the Dungeon, Mineshaft, or Woodland Mansion structures, which will all spawn in your world.

You have about a 30 to 40 percent chance of finding a Name Tag in the chests at any one of these locations.

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In "Bedrock," the console-friendly version of Minecraft, Name Tags can also be found in a "buried treasure" chest with a similar rate of success. Buried treasure can be found with treasure maps, which themselves can be found in underwater shipwrecks.


If trekking and searching for treasure chests isn't appealing, and you have a fishing rod in your inventory, you can also find the closest fishing spot and cast your reel. You can fish in any body of standing water, even if it's not connected to a river or ocean.

However the chances of getting treasure, much less a Name Tag, are slim. There's a five percent chance of catching treasure, and only a 0.8 percent chance of getting a Name Tag.

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One way to improve your odds: Use an Enchanted Book on your fishing pole with an anvil to give the tool the "Luck of the Sea" fishing enchantment, which ups your chances at catching treasure.

Trade with a Master Librarian

If emeralds are burning a hole in your virtual pocket, your best bet is trading them with a Librarian, who can be found in villages, for a Name Tag.

Keep trading until the Librarian reaches "Master" status, and you'll then be able to trade 19 or 20 emeralds for a Name Tag.

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How to use your Name Tag in 'Minecraft'

Giving the Name Tag a name

Before you can assign a name to a mob creature, you need to write the name you want onto the Name Tag. Luckily, you can do this with a simple anvil.

Quick note: You can find anvils in most villages, or craft one. The crafting recipe is three iron blocks in the top row, one iron ingot in the center of the middle row, and three iron ingots in the bottom row.

1. Place your anvil and use it, which will open a menu. 

2. Drag your Name Tag into one of the left two slots near the top, and type in its new name in the text box at the top. 

3. When you're ready, drag the completed Name Tag on the right back into your inventory.

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Naming a Name Tag will cost one experience level. If you don't have enough experience, go out and kill mobs until you level up.

Use the Name Tag on an NPC

You're now ready to use the Name Tag to rename an NPC.

1. Find the NPC you want to rename. Again, this can be any NPC except for the Ender Dragon.

2. Put the Name Tag into one of your inventory's nine hotbar slots and hold it.

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3. Use the Name Tag on the NPC. This will default to double-clicking on a mouse, or the left trigger on a controller.

Your Name Tag will disappear, and a name will appear above the NPC's head.

Although a creature won't despawn anymore once given a Name Tag, they can still be killed. Once a renamed NPC dies, their name will disappear.

If you're not sure what you want to name an NPC, check out some of the easter eggs below.

Name Tag easter eggs

Minecraft always keeps things interesting. Name Tags come with a few different easter eggs, which will cause unique effects if you give certain NPCs specific names.

  • Naming a sheep "jeb_" will make its wool rapidly change colors. Unfortunately, shearing this wool will only give you the sheep's original color.

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  • Naming a rabbit "Toast" will give it a black-and-white skin themed after a user's missing rabbit.
  • Naming any NPC "Dinnerbone" or "Grumm" will flip them upside-down.

  • Naming a vindicator "Johnny" will cause it to become aggressive with nearly every other NPC in the game, instead of just players, villagers, traders, and golems.




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Minecraft Name tag Easter Eggs

Minecraft has a ton of fun hidden things that escape the players in plain sight. In this article we discuss all the Minecraft Name tag Easter Eggs that have been put by the developers in the game.

Name Tags are very hard to find in the game due to their not-craftable nature. Name tags can only be found in Chests in Mansions, Buried treasures and Mines. Players can name mobs so that they do not despawn, but sometimes it has some other fun uses too.

Down below are all the Minecraft Name tag Easter Eggs!

Minecraft Name tag Easter Eggs

Minecraft Name tag Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs are hidden functions that do some fun things that may come as a surprise to many players. Rest assured, these functions can’t be obtained otherwise and name tags are the best way to find them.

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The Upside down Dinnerbone!

Minecraft Name tag Easter Eggs

Naming a mob “Dinnerbone” or “Grumm” using the renamed Name tag, will invert the mob upside down. The mob will walk and behave normally, but its legs will walk upside down on the skies!

This is quite a funny Minecraft Name Tag Easter eggs that the players can get easily.

Jhonny The Vindicator

Minecraft Name tag Easter Eggs

The Vindicators are one of the most dangerous mobs in the game that attack the players. However, due to an Easter Egg naming a Vindicator “Jhonny” will make it even angrier than ever.

It will attack any mob it comes across, even the Ender Dragon and the Wither. It will never beat them but at least it will swing its axe in rage!

Rainbow Sheep

Minecraft Name tag Easter Eggs

Sheep come in many colors and the pink one is the rarest. Players can dye the wool but what if one sheep can change into all the colors?

This is exactly what this Minecraft Name tag Easter Egg does! Naming a Sheep, “jeb_” will make the fur of the sheep change color like a disco ball. This is quite the fun pet to have as it is interactive and does not exist naturally in the Minecraft World.

However, sadly, players cannot have multi-coloured wool by sheering them as of yet.

Rabbit named “Toast”

Minecraft Name tag Easter Eggs

This is an emotional story about a Minecraft player known as Reddit user xyzen420, whose pet-rabbit, Toast, went missing in 2014 and was never found again. The player requested Mojang to place his rabbit in the game in remembrance and the developers obliged!

Naming the rabbit, “Toast” changes the fur color to a black and white, which is not available in the game naturally.

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An Easter egg is an intentional hidden message, inside joke, or feature in a work such as a computer program, web page, video game, television program, movie, book, or crossword. Minecraft features several Easter eggs hidden in the game.

April Fools' Day[]

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Reason:most of the april fools jokes weren't really easter eggs

Many joke features and updates are teased on April 1. Some of these, such as stained glass, blocks of coal and horses, eventually made their way into the official game.


In 2010, Notch wrote that he had planned to make a video announcing “Minecraft 4D” for April Fools', but ran out of time due to moving into a new home.[1][2]


Main article: Locked chest

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The locked chest was a naturally generated block used as the premise of Notch's 2011 April Fools' Day joke. Upon attempting to open the chest, a message would appear stating that a "Steve Co. Supply Crate Key" was needed and that one could be purchased at the Minecraft store.

This concept was likely a reference to Team Fortress 2'sitem drop system[citation needed], where players can randomly obtain items while playing. One of the receivable items is called a Mann Co. Supply Crate, opening which requires a key purchased from the Mann Co. Store, a microtransaction system integrated into the Steam client. The font used in the GUI is also the same as the one used in Team Fortress 2.

Within the Minecraft store, there were many Easter eggs:

  • Clicking on the "Proceed to checkout" button triggered a screamer in which a Velociraptor from the film Jurassic Park would growl loudly and fly across the screen. Once clicked, the "Proceed" button also changed its display name to "Fiddlesticks!!!1" [sic]
  • Entering items totaling over $10,000 into the cart causes a window pop-up asking if the player is prone to seizures. Clicking "OK" or "Cancel" made the screen start flashing, causing every element to flash multi-color.
    • Later, the window pop-up said, "If you are prone to seizures, press cancel." This was done likely to avoid exposing photosensitive players to the rapidly changing color flashes.
  • The script that caused the Velociraptor to appear contains a reference to the Konami Code in it:
// Determine Entrance if(options.enterOn == 'timer') { setTimeout(init, options.delayTime); } else if(options.enterOn == 'click') { _this.bind('click', function(e) { e.preventDefault(); if(!locked) { init(); } }) } else if(options.enterOn == 'konami-code'){ var kkeys = [], konami = "38,38,40,40,37,39,37,39,66,65"; $(window).bind("keydown.raptorz", function(e){ kkeys.push( e.keyCode ); if ( kkeys.toString().indexOf( konami ) >= 0 ) { init(); $(window).unbind('keydown.raptorz'); } }, true);
  • The Minecraft store in seizure mode.

  • The store after april fools.


In 2012, for April Fools', Notch created a hoax website for a new game entitled Mars Effect.[3]

After several weeks of trying to come up with a good name for the game, we finally decided not to learn from previous experiences and pick a name that's already kind of in use by a huge existing franchise. After playing around with names like "Elight", "Wind Commander", and "Steve Online", we finally settled on the very catchy name "Mars Effect".


This was a joke referencing a recent lawsuit by Bethesda, developers of The Elder Scrolls franchise, regarding the name of the Mojang game Scrolls.

This game was later revealed to be an actual upcoming game, entitled 0x10c, though it was cancelled the following year, and never released.


Main article: Java Edition 2.0

During 2013, Mojang Studios released a pre-release for a fake future version containing numerous joke features to various YouTubers.[4]

  • 2.0's "super hostile" mode.


A post was added to Mojang Studio's blog[5] for the joke.

The long-nosed villagers introduced in Minecraft beta 1.9 have become sentient. They have taken over our skin servers and content delivery networks (CDN), so unfortunately you will not be able to change your skins until we fix the problem. We are desperately trying our best to pull the plugs, but we should prepare ourselves to serve under our new villager overlords. Singularity may be upon us.

The Minecraft Team

This caused all players' current skin to be replaced with the various villager skins, and caused users to be unable to change their skins unless they modified the launcher file. Different career villager skins were used, including the then-unused green robe of a nitwit villager.

In-game, villagers still acted the same, but they made different sounds. All noises were replaced with the sound effects of Element Animation's "T.E.A.V.S.R.P" (The Element Animation Villager Sounds Resource Pack). Mojang Studios also added in-game villager music. The title screen music contains a parody of the Game of Thrones theme, due to the new series starting in early April and also because of its being included in the original trailer for "T.E.A.V.S.R.P." Jeb also claimed the villager got his Twitter account.[6]

Grumm released the villager skins on Reddit on April 1, 2014. There were seven variants, including a base skin.

An updated version of T.E.A.V.S.R.P., complete with the new music, was released by Element Animation on April 2, 2014.

Soon afterward, Element Animation released this video, and the skins and the sounds were reverted to the way they were before on April 2, 2014.

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  • One of the villager skins (at the time, this green-robed villager was unimplemented).

  • A server that had the villager prank.

  • A render of the villager skin.


Main article: Java Edition 15w14a

15w14a was released as an April Fools' joke for version 1.10, when the next update was supposed to be 1.9. This "update" is called the Love and Hugs Update.[7] There was also a QR code written in the snow that generated in a superflat world that, when scanned, reads "Minecraft 1.9: The Combat Update". Swords were replaced with "hearts". The only world name available was "There can only be one". Survival was called "Existence". Players were also unable to take damage from The Void.

  • Showing the modified menu screen. Note that the text reads "Play World" and "Reset World".

  • Banners, obsidian boat, normal boat, and diamond heart.

  • An explosion of heart particles from an end crystal.

  • Zombie pigmen wielding heart swords.

  • Dungeons were replaced with "houses".

  • The "Minescreeper" minigame.


Main article: Java Edition 1.RV-Pre1

1.RV-Pre1 was released as an April Fools' joke for the update 1.RV. This "update" was called the "Trendy Update".[8]

  • A player wearing this version's new equippable items.

  • Signs get a more modern appearance.

  • What signs look like while wearing reality vision goggles.

  • Viewing a sign through reality vision goggles.


The Mine & Craft Digital Leisure Device, a "games console" resembling a Game & Watch, was announced on the Minecraft website.[9]


See also: Texture Update

The new 'PCX' default version of textures was released for Java Edition. The new textures are available in versions of Java Edition 1.12.x and versions from Java Edition 17w43a to Java Edition 18w11a. It was announced that all editions of Minecraft would get the new version of textures. The new textures are the original textures using 8-bit color, leading to a drastic reduction in detail.[10] The splash text for this day also shows any of the following:

  • Cleaner!
  • Simplified!
  • Perfected!amazing
  • Art directed! (by robots)
  • Machine learned textures!
  • Not blurry!
  • Not bubbly!
  • Not cartoony!
  • Photorealistic!
  • Hand-painted!

The textures and the splashes were reverted to the way they were before on April 2, 2018.[11] However, this update cannot be reactivated by setting the computer's date to April 1, 2018.

For block and item renders of these textures, see Category:April Fools 2018.

  • April Fools 2018 Title Screen

    The menu screen, featuring a unique splash.

  • April Fools 2018 Blocks

    Some of the textures used during the 2018 April Fools' event.

  • April Fools 2018 Desert. Sword and Shield

    An example of the way the world looks with these textures.

  • April Fools 2018 Village

    A village with these textures.

  • A ravine with these textures including the overlay.

  • Underwater terrain with these textures.

  • The inventory with these textures.

  • A desert pyramid and the sun with these textures.

  • The chest room in a desert pyramid with these textures.

  • A jungle temple with these textures.

  • A swamp hut with these textures.


Main article: 3D Shareware v1.34

An April Fools' version officially called "Minecraft 3D" was released,[12] containing many references to gaming in the 1990s, primarily Doom.

  • The UI with the default resource pack.

  • The UI with the programmer art resource pack.

  • Ingame image of the Minecraft dev team.


Main article: Java Edition 20w14∞

Snapshot 20w14∞ was released, adding 2,147,483,647 dimensions that can be accessed by throwing a not specifically customized book and quill or written book into a nether portal.[13]

  • The 20w14∞ Version banner.


Main article: Minecraft Plus!

Minecraft Plus! for Windows, a screensaver collection that references old screensavers from old versions of Windows, was announced on the Minecraft website.[14]

  • A flying glow squid screensaver.

  • A flying creeper face screensaver.

  • A screensaver featuring random block textures.

  • A screensaver featuring bouncing blocks.

  • A screensaver featuring bouncing items.

  • A screensaver featuring a rotating block.

  • A screensaver featuring liquid tiles.

Also, the #bot-commands channel on the Minecraft Discord was renamed to #human-commands.

Seasonal Events[]


Between October 20 and November 3, bats can spawn at a light level of 6 or less instead of the normal light level 3 or less.

On October 31, zombies, zombie villagers, husks, drowned, skeletons, strays, zombified piglins, and wither skeletons may sometimes wear carved pumpkins or jack o'lanterns on their heads. These mobs would drop these blocks if killed using a tool enchanted with Looting. This feature was added in Java Edition 1.4.2 for Halloween 2012 and every Halloween thereafter.

Also, the only splash text shown is "OOoooOOOoooo! Spooky!"


Main articles: Chest § Christmas chest and Java Edition mentioned features § Joke features

From December 24–26, chests, large chests, trapped chests, and ender chests have their textures changed to Christmas chests that resemble wrapped Christmas presents. This was added in Java Edition 1.4.6 for Christmas 2012. A texture file called "skis.png" was also added in Java Edition 1.4.6 in the same folder as the Christmas chests, but it was added by Dinnerbone as a red herring. This was re-added for Christmas 2013,[15] along with a new "rain feature"—pigs riding chickens (this is not planned to be fully implemented). This also happened again in 2014 with a new splash reading, "Merry X-Mas!" and repeated in every Christmas since.



In 1.14.2-pre2 and for the occasion of the 10 years of Minecraft's release on May 17, 2019, the cake had a big "10" placed like candles, and the only splash text that appeared was "Turning 10 years old!"[16] This was reverted to the way they were before on May 20, 2019, and is unable to be seen again in-game even if you go back to 1.14.2-pre2.

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Introduction: Minecraft Nametag Secrets

Here I am going to show you how to do three different types of nametag tricks with animals
This works for any type of Minecraft, but I am using PE in this one

1. Name: Grumm* or Dinnerbone*
Animal(s): any
Effect: Turns the animal upside down

2. Name: jeb_
Animal(s): Sheep
Effect: Rainbow sheep

3. Name: Toast*
Animals(s): Rabbits
Effect: secret skin unlocked with this name

*Case sensitive

Materials for these

• Nametags
• Anvil
• Animals
• Suggested: fences to contain the animals

Step 1: Grumm/Dinnerbone

So firstly grabs materials, then name a nametag "Grumm" or "Dinnerbone", then put on any animal (I used a horse) by (PC: Right Click) (Xbox: LT) (PE: Button that says 'Name')
Tada! Upside down!

Step 2: Jeb_

So firstly grabs materials, then name a nametag "jeb_", then put on a sheep by (PC: Right Click) (Xbox: LT) (PE: Button that says 'Name').
Tada! Rainbow sheep!

Step 3: Toast

So firstly grabs materials, then name a nametag "Toast", then put on a by (PC: Right Click) (Xbox: LT) (PE: Button that says 'Name')
Tada! Secret bunny skin!

Step 4: Tada!

You have an upside down flock, a rainbow sheep and a black n white bunny! Win for all!
P.S. upside horses look at rainbow sheep from underneath

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Names minecraft special

Every Minecraft name tag Easter egg explained

Minecraft is an incredibly expansive and dynamic game. So, naturally, there are lots of fun Easter eggs embedded within. Name tags are catalysts for some of the most interesting Easter eggs of them all.

Name tags can be rare to find in a Minecraft survival world as they only come in loot chests or via fishing. For pet lovers, they are among the most valuable items to have in the game. Name tags allow Minecraft players to name any mob as they please.

They can do much more than that, however. Here is a detailed list of every name tag Easter egg in vanilla Minecraft.

Listing the Minecraft name tag Easter eggs

Upside down mobs

This can be a fun Easter egg to prank friends (Image via Minecraft)

When a name tag is assigned the name “Dinnerbone” or “Grumm” and then applied to a mob, it will appear upside down.

or perhaps even build an upside-down structure around the upside-down mob to incite confusion on a Minecraft server.

Rainbow sheep

These rainbow sheep are incredibly fun to have around (Image via Minecraft)

By naming a sheep of any color with a name tag that reads “jeb_,” players can have their own disco ball as a pet. This name tag trick will turn any sheep into a multi-colored, ever-changing rainbow sheep.

This Easter egg is named after Jens Bergensten, one of the original lead game designers of Minecraft.

These rainbow sheep are incredibly fun to have around as they are sure to brighten up any space they’re in. It should be noted, however, that when sheared, these sheep do not drop rainbow wool as that item does not exist in-game.

A rainbow sheep will drop their original color of wool when sheared or killed.

Rabbit of remembrance

A sweet way to remember a lost family member (Image via Minecraft)

A name tag with the name “Toast” applied to a rabbit will change its skin to a custom one. This skin does not spawn naturally on rabbits and can only be unlocked via this name tag trick.

This Easter egg has some sentimental value. Toast was the name of a Minecraft player’s real-life pet bunny. It tragically went missing sometime in 2014, and the player, known as Reddit user xyzen420, requested that Mojang put Toast into the game as a memorial.

Readers can click here to see the original post requesting this addition, along with a picture of the original Toast.

Rabbits in Minecraft do not have much use quite yet other than occupying desert biomes. But with Toast’s memorial Easter egg, players can experience the animal mob in a new and unique way.

Angry Johnny

Vindicators named Johnny will attack any other mob they come across (Image via Minecraft)

Another interesting Easter egg is the Johnny vindicator. A vindicator is a type of pillager found in woodland mansions and during village raids. When given the name “Johnny,” this mob will become even more hostile.

Vindicators named Johnny will attack any other mob they come across. This includes bosses like the Wither or even the Ender Dragon (though Johnny is likely not traveling to the end dimension). While Johnny will surely not be able to survive every fight he gets himself into, he most definitely will not go down without one.

Other facts about name tags

Name tags do not stack unless they have the same name (Image via Minecraft)

While not exactly an Easter egg, another notable feature about the name tag in Minecraft is that just one level of XP can name a stack of up to 64 name tags.

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Each name tag will have the same name, but this may be useful in some cases. Name tags do not stack unless they have the same name.

For specifics about obtaining name tags in survival Minecraft, read: Where to find name tags in Minecraft?

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What Your Minecraft Name Says About You...

This article is about the item that gives names to mobs. For the nameplate above a player's head, see Player § Username.

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A name tag is an item used to name mobs in the world and prevent them from despawning naturally.


Chest loot[]


Name tags can be caught from fishing as part of the treasure category with a 16 chance after the 5% chance of being a treasure catch. The chance of catching treasure increases with the Luck of the Sea enchantment.


Master-level librarian villagers sell a name tag for 20 emeralds as part of their trade.


To use a name tag, it must first be renamed with an anvil, costing 1 experience level.

If it is not renamed, it has no effect when used on a mob. After the name tag is renamed, the player can use it on a mob to give it the name given to the name tag from the anvil. Mobs and name tags can be renamed any number of times. Name tags with the same name are stackable.

Once a mob is named, it keeps its name, and the name tag is consumed.

When a mob is named, it does not count toward the mob cap.

Effects on various mobs:

  • A named silverfish that goes into a block appears to lose its name because it is replaced by a newly-generated unnamed silverfish when the block is broken.
  • A baby (animal or villager) keeps its name when becoming an adult.
    • A named villager keeps its name when transformed into a zombie villager.
    • A named zombie villager keeps its name when cured.
  • Wandering traders still despawn even if they are named, or in a minecart or boat.


Any mob can be named except for the ender dragon and players.

A name tag can rename an armor stand, though it does not show the nameplate above its head until is set as an extra step.

Using a name tag on a villager renames the villager instead of opening the trading interface. A saddled pig is renamed instead of being ridden. Using a name tag on any other mob that can be interacted with performs the use action instead of being named. These mobs can be renamed if the player uses the name tag while crouching or standing in a nether portal because the portal suppresses the use action.

Once a name tag is used on a mob, it is impossible to remove the name of that mob without the use of commands or external modifications.


Renamed mobs have their name displayed over their head in the fashion as a mob named through a renamed spawn egg. Their names can be seen only if they are aimed at from four or fewer blocks away.

Mobs that are named using the name tag also never despawn in the world, similar to tamed mobs.[1] The exceptions are wandering traders or if the mob is hostile and the difficulty is switched to "Peaceful", causing any hostile mobs or any named hostile mobs to despawn immediately.

If a renamed mob kills a player, the custom name is used in the death message in place of the mob type name, like if a vindicator named "Johnny" kills a player, the death message says "Player was slain by Johnny".

A renamed wither also has a renamed health bar, and the boss bar doesn't regenerate[verify].

Easter eggs[]

  • Any mob that receives the name "Dinnerbone" or "Grumm" is rendered upside down.
  • Naming a sheep "jeb_" causes its wool to fade between the dye colors, producing a rainbow effect. The wool that drops when the sheep is sheared or killed is the original color of the sheep before the sheep was named.
  • Naming a rabbit "Toast" causes it to have a special memorial skin of user xyzen420's girlfriend's missing rabbit.
  • Naming a vindicator "Johnny" causes it to be aggressive and attack all mobs including the wither (except ghasts and other illagers). The hostility even extends to ravagers in Java Edition, as the "Johnny" vindicator can also attack the ravager while it's riding it.

Data values[]


Java Edition:

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Name TagItem



Issues relating to "Name Tag" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • Name tags were added at the request of Paulsoaresjr.[2][3]
  • A stack of up to 64 name tags can be renamed at once. The cost is 1 experience level per stack, regardless of how many name tags were stacked.
  • To name a mob “Name Tag” the player must give the name tag a random name, then rename it back to “Name Tag”.
  • A villager with a name tag turned into a zombie villager by a zombie with a name tag does not despawn, but a villager with a name tag turned into a zombie by a zombie without a name tag does despawn.
  • It is impossible to have a rainbow sheep upside-down, because it is impossible for it to be named “Jeb_” and “Dinnerbone”.


  • To use a name tag, the player must first rename it using an anvil.

  • A wolf that has been renamed using a name tag.

  • A creeper renamed using the name tag.

  • A wither renamed using a name tag. The custom name takes place of "Wither" over the health bar as well.

  • How to use "Grumm" and "Dinnerbone" name tag easter egg and lead to make another animal Yo-yo.

  • A horse using the "Grumm" or "Dinnerbone" easter egg to be rendered upside-down.

  • Name Tag found in a mineshaft chest.

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