How to craft a nameplate in Minecraft

How to craft a nameplate in Minecraft: You just tamed a new pet in Minecraft and now you want to give it a name. Thinking about it, you found a beautiful one that fits him perfectly. Unfortunately, however, you have run out of badges and don’t know how to do it. So you went to Google to find out how to craft a nameplate on Minecraft and you ended up here, on this tutorial of mine. This is actually the way things are, am I right? If so, you’ll be happy to know you’ve come to the right place!

In today’s guide, in fact, I will provide you with all the information you need to get a nameplate in Minecraft, explaining first of all what this object is for and how to use it, in case you are not yet well aware of it. Next, I will show you how to get it in the world, both “naturally” and thanks to the use of tricks and mods.

I know well that you are impatient to start reading this guide of mine, but do not be in a hurry: sit down comfortably and carefully read all the suggestions that I will show you in the next chapters. I’m sure by the end of reading you’ll have all the information you need to create a name tag and name your favorite pet in Minecraft. Having said that, I just have to wish you a good read and, above all, a good time!


  • What is a nameplate
  • How to get a nameplate
  • How to get a nameplate through tricks
  • How to craft a nameplate using mod

What is a nameplate

In case you are not sure what a nameplate is for in Minecraft, in the next few lines I will explain in detail the purpose for which this object was implemented in the game and how to use it.

Therefore, you must know that any creature present in Minecraft can have a name (with the exception of the Ender Drago ): each player has a nickname and even non-player characters and animals can have one, thanks to the nameplate.

You can therefore use this object to assign a name to the animals you have tamed or to recognize an NPC (non-player character) from a village that you particularly like, just to give you some examples.

Unfortunately you cannot create a tag using the resources you collect during your adventures, but I’ll talk about this in the next chapter of the tutorial: now, instead, I want to explain how to use a tag, in case you manage to get one, maybe thanks to the suggestions that I will give you in the course of my guide.

A tag cannot be used directly to assign a nickname to a Minecraft creature: first you have to engrave a name on it, the same one you want to give creatures when interacting with this object on them. The operation in question can be carried out only through the use of an anvil.

To build this tool, you need to add 3 units of Iron Block and 4 units of Iron Ingot to a workbench. An ingot is simply obtained by processing raw iron in a furnace, which you can easily find underground. When you have obtained the ingots, place 9 units within a workbench to create an Iron Block.

After crafting an anvil, place it on the ground and interact on it to open its management panel. Then insert the tag in the free slot and click on the word “tag” to rename it. When you’re done, grab the resulting object from the slot on the right, which will contain the nickname you set.

Now, equip the tag and, interacting on a Minecraft creature, you will automatically add the nickname of your choice to it: you will be able to see the final result through the appropriate wording that is shown right above the creature’s head.

How to get a nameplate

Since the nameplate is not an item you can craft in Minecraft, the only way to get it is to find it during some specific activity. One of these, for example, is to explore the mansions or underground mines: you can find, in short, this object as a reward inside the chests hidden in the game world.

In addition to what has been said in the previous lines, you can also try your luck while fishing, with which you can have a good chance of pulling up a tag with your fishing rod: I have told you in detail about this activity in another guide.

My advice, though, is to add the Luck of the Seas bonus to your fishing rod, so you have a better chance of finding a tag. You will then have to make a spell bench, as I explained to you in this guide, and try to get a book with the spell that I have indicated, in order to add it later to your fishing rod.

Finally, if you are used to trading with village NPCs, you should know that the Librarian, at Master level, allows you to get the tags in exchange for emeralds. Achieving this trade level requires some patience, as you will need to trade several products before unlocking this specific trade.

How to get a nameplate through tricks

If you are in a hurry to get the nameplate in Minecraft, all you have to do is access the unlimited resources available in Creative mode. If you have already created a world in this mode, by accessing the inventory, you can very well find this object, through the Search tab.

If you find yourself in Survival mode, however, you have two alternatives, both of which consist of using the command console: change the game mode to Creative or add the tag directly to your inventory. But let’s go in order.

First, you need to make sure you have enabled the command console (also called Cheats in some versions of Minecraft). In the Java Edition, you can do this during the world creation phase, by choosing the Otherworld options item and making sure that the Commands option is set to Yes.

Alternatively, if you had created the world in Survival mode, press the menu key and select the Open in LAN item. At this point, change the entry to Yes, next to the word Commands and press the Start the world in LAN button to confirm.

In the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft, however, when you create a new world, make sure the Cheats option is activated. Also in this case, if you had not activated this option previously, go back to the main Minecraft screen and, in the list of worlds you created, press the pencil icon, to change the server settings, making sure that it is active the Cheats option.

Now that you have enabled the command console, it’s time to use the strings that will allow you to get the nameplate in Minecraft. As I mentioned before, in case you just want to change the mode in the server (from Survival to Creative ), you have to open the chat (the T key ) and type the command / gamemode creative.

By doing so, the game world will switch to Creative mode and you will have access to unlimited resources, which you will find inside the avatar’s inventory. To return to Survival mode, use the / gamemode survival command.

If you don’t want to change game modes in the world you created, you can simply type a command string that allows you to add the tag directly to the inventory: / give @p minecraft: name_tag.

How to craft a nameplate using mod

If you want to enable nameplate crafting on Minecraft Java Edition, then you will be forced to use a mod designed for the purpose. To do this, however, you’ll first need to install Minecraft Forge, a tool that allows you to manage add-ons for Minecraft.

To proceed, go to the Minecraft Forge website and press the Installer button, in order to download the Minecraft Forge .jar file. After downloading the latter, double-click on it and press the OK button, to install Minecraft Forge on your computer.

Now you need to download the Craftable Name Tag mod, which you can find on the website: then click on the Download button. Once the download is complete, go to the main Minecraft directory ( C: \ Users \ [name] \ AppData \ Roaming \ .minecraft ) and place the .jar file of the mod you just downloaded in the mods folder. If you don’t find it, create it manually.

At this point, start Minecraft and press the ▲ icon, which you can find next to the Play button. In the box that is shown to you, then select the Forge profile and click the Play button. Now, all you have to do is enter a world of Minecraft and place, inside a workbench, 1 unit of String1 unit of Gold Bar and 1 unit of Paper. Easy, right?


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