How to change your name in Minecraft

How to change your name in Minecraft: After reading my guide on how to play Minecraft, you decided to buy the game and it quickly became one of your favorite video games. Taken by the initial euphoria and the rush to start collecting materials and building buildings, you gave little importance to the name to use in Minecraft and entered the first thing that came to mind at that moment. Now, however, you would like to use a new nickname and would like to know if it is possible to change the name entered initially. Did I guess? Well, then let me show you how to do this.

With today’s guide, I will show you how to change your name in Minecraft by showing you the detailed procedure to get a new nickname with immediate effect. You will also find tips and directions on how to choose a new name, thus avoiding running into mistakes that you could not fix for 30 days. Also, if you have an old Minecraft account, you will also find all the information you need to migrate and get your new login credentials.

Courage, let’s get to work immediately! Make yourself comfortable, take five minutes of free time to dedicate to reading the next paragraphs and I’m sure you will be able to quickly figure out how to get a new name in Minecraft and immediately resume playing your favorite title. Happy reading and, above all, have fun!


  • How to choose a name in Minecraft
  • Changing your name on Minecraft
  • How to migrate an account on Mojang
  • In case of problems

How to choose a name in Minecraft

Before going into the details of this guide and knowing the procedure for changing your name in Minecraft, let me give you some tips and directions to choose the best name to use in the game.

First of all, you need to know that in Minecraft it is no longer allowed to create names that contain less than 3 characters: consequently, your new nickname must necessarily contain a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 16 characters. You can use all letters of the alphabet (upper or lower case) and numbers, but spaces and special characters are not allowed except for the underscore “ _ “.

Furthermore, you cannot use a name already occupied by other users: if the nickname you have chosen is not available, you will be forced to choose another one or apply a small change such as adding a number. Once you have applied the change to the name, to change it again you will have to wait 30 days, while the old name will remain “blocked” for 37 days: this means that if you have a second thought, you will first have to wait 30 days to change the name again, after which you will have 7 days to decide to take back the old name before it is made available and is occupied by other users.

If you have little imagination and do not know which name to use on Minecraft, you can connect to the NameMC site and take a cue from the names used by other users. On this platform (not affiliated with Mojang), you can view the Skins of the moment and search for Minecraft users by name or UUID (Universally Unique Identifier). Furthermore, by pressing on the Names item in the top menu you can view the Recent Names with the list of recently modified names and the Names available shortly with the list of nicknames that are about to become available again.

Changing your name on Minecraft

After having clarified some useful aspects for choosing the name, let’s now see how to put these tips into practice. Changing your name in Minecraft is a simple and free operation that takes just a few minutes.

To change your name, you need to log into your Mojang account via the Swedish manufacturer’s website. Then connect to the site and click on the Account item at the top right, then press the Login option located at the top, enter your login details in the Email and Password fields and click on the green Login button to access the your account.

If you do not remember your login details, you can start the recovery procedure by pressing the Forgot password item. On the next screen, enter the email address associated with your Mojang account in the Email field and click the Request password reset button: in a few moments you will receive an email containing a link to be visited within 48 hours and which starts the procedure to set a new one. password. Then enter the new password in the Password and Repeat password fields and click on the Reset password button to confirm.

If, on the other hand, you no longer have access to the email associated with your Mojang account, after pressing the Forgot Password item, click on the Request to change it option and enter the old email in the Current email address field and the new email in the New email field. address then presses the Request email change button to send your email change request. If it is accepted, you will receive confirmation by email at the new address indicated above.

After logging in on the Mojang site, in the My account screen you will find the My Games section with all the Mojang house games that you have purchased and of which you can view the items:  Game with the name of the game; Since with the date of purchase; Profile name with the name used to play and Download to download the purchased video game.

Then locate Minecraft in the list of your Mojang games and click on the Change button for your game name located under Profile name. On the next screen, type your new name (following the instructions in the previous paragraph) in the New profile name field and click on the Check availability button to check availability: if the green message Profile name is available appears you can use the name entered if not, enter another one and repeat the procedure. To confirm the change, enter your account password in the Password field and press the Change and Yes buttons.

The change takes effect immediately and it is recommended to exit the game and restart it by logging in again. Then start the Minecraft launcher, presses on your name at the top and click on the Exit option, then enter your login details in the Email address or username and Password fields and click on the Login button. However, in some cases the Minecraft servers may take a few hours to show the new nickname.

How to migrate an account on Mojang

If you have an old Minecraft account and are unable to change your name, you must first migrate from the Minecraft account to the Mojang account. The manufacturer of the game, in fact, has introduced the possibility of authenticating to all its titles through a single account, thus making the migration necessary.

To get a Mojang account, connect to the site and enter your Minecraft credentials in the EmailUsername and Password fields, then in the Details for your new Mojang account section, enter your details in the Email and Date fields of birth, tick to accept the terms of service and click the Migrate account button.

Wait a few seconds for the migration to complete and press the Login to your new account item to log in to your Mojang account and proceed with changing the name, following the procedure described above.

In case of problems

If you have changed your name on Minecraft for several days but you still do not see your new nickname, you must contact Mojang support through the official channels, which unfortunately are not yet available in Italian, but only in English, Portuguese and Swedish.

If the language is not a problem for you, go to  and you will find a list of questions and answers divided by sections. For example, if you are experiencing issues with your Mojang account or your Minecraft account, scroll down the page and click on the Mojang Account or Minecraft Accounts items. Alternatively, type your question in the search bar at the top and click on the magnifying glass icon to start the search.

If you can’t find the answers you are looking for, you can submit your question via the contact section. Scroll down the page and click on the Contact option in the footer of the Mojang support site, then enter the data in the Your nameYour emailSubject fields and write your message in the Messagge field, then press the Choose file button to attach any files, put the checkmark next to the item I’m not a robot and click the Send email button to send the message. Alternatively, you can contact Mojang Support via the Mojang Support Twitter profile.


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