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|— Duncan Geere|
Master-level librarian villagers sell a name tag for 20 emeralds as part of their trade.
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 disappears. (A named silverfish that goes into a block appears to lose its name because it is replaced by a newly-generated un-named 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 to a zombie villager, and a named zombie villager keeps its name when cured.
When a passive mob is named, it does not count towards the passive mob cap.
A name tag can rename an armor stand, though it does not show the nameplate above its head until
CustomNameVisible:1b 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 in a nether portal, as the nether portal suppresses the use action.
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. The exceptions are wandering traders or if the mob is hostile and the difficulty is switched to "Peaceful".
If a renamed mob kills a player, the custom name is used in the death message in place of the mob type name.
- 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.
- Naming a vindicator "Johnny" causes it to be aggressive with all mobs (except other illagers).
|1.6.1||13w16b||Added name tags. They can now be found in dungeon chests.|
|13w25a||A mob named "Dinnerbone" or "Grumm" now renders upside down.|
|1.7.2||13w36a||Name tags can now rarely be acquired by fishing.|
|1.7.4||13w48b||A sheep named "jeb_" now fades between the dye colors.|
|1.8||14w02a||Name tags can now be bought from librarian villagers, at 20–22 emeralds for 1 name tag.|
|14w27a||Rabbits have now been added and naming one "Toast" gives it a special memorial skin.|
|1.9||15w44a||Added name tags to mineshaft chests.|
|The average yield of name tags in dungeon chests has now been decreased.|
|1.11||16w39a||Name tags can now be found in the new woodland mansion chests.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 421.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.15.0||build 1||Added name tags, and a new "Name" Interact button.|
|A mob named "Dinnerbone" or "Grumm" renders upside down.|
|A sheep named "jeb_" fades between the dye colors.|
|Naming a rabbit "Toast" gives it a special memorial skin.|
|1.0.4||alpha 220.127.116.11||Name tags can now be bought from librarian villagers for 20-22 emeralds as their last tier trade.|
|1.1.0||alpha 18.104.22.168||Naming a vindicator "Johnny" now makes it hostile to any mobs except Illagers.|
|Name tags can now be found in woodland mansions.|
|1.4.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Name tags can now be found in buried treasure chests.|
|1.11.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Name tags sold by librarian villagers now cost 20 emeralds.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU19||CU7||1.12||Patch 1||Added name tags.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added name tags.|
- Name tags were added at the request of Paulsoaresjr.
- 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 wolf, which has been renamed using a name tag.
A creeper renamed using the name tag.
A horse using the "Grumm" and "Dinnerbone" easter egg to be rendered upside-down.
- "Taking Inventory: Name Tag" by Duncan Geere. Minecraft.net, March 15, 2019