How to Find and Make a Name Tag in Minecraft

The name tag is an item that allows the player to change the displayed name of any pet available in the game. This is useful in organizing your pets as you can find out which ones are yours and which are not. So in this article, we will explain how you can make a name tag and what are the steps that are needed to make one.

Required Items to Make a Name Tag

The following items will be needed that are mentioned in the table below along with their quantities to make a Name Tag.

How to Make an Anvil

Making an anvil is not only time consuming but also a very complicated task but it’s all worth the effort as it provides you lots of benefits. You will need a total of 31 iron ingots to make the anvil which also means that you will need 31 iron ores that will be used to make these iron ingots. To mine these iron ores, you will need at least a stone or any high-level pickaxe as you can’t mine them using a wooden pickaxe.

How to Make the Stone Pickaxe: The first thing in this process is to make a stone pickaxe which needs 3 cobblestones and 2 sticks and then you need to place them in the exact same order as shown below.

How to Find the Iron Ore: After making the stone pickaxe, you should look for the iron ore that is abundantly available in every biome especially in the dungeons, caves, and tunnels which is brown in color as displayed below.

Here you need to mine at least 31 iron ores as discussed above and you should keep on mining the iron ores to achieve the desired quantity.

How to Make the Furnace: Furnace is an essential block in converting these iron ores into the iron ingot by placing them and any fuel source inside it.

Whereas you need 8 cobblestones and placing them in the exact same order in the crafting table will give you a furnace.

After making 31 iron ingots you need to make 3 blocks of iron first and each iron block requires 9 pieces of iron ingot.

So, for making 3 blocks of iron, you will need 27 pieces of iron ingot and the remaining 4 you need to place on the crafting table along with these 3 blocks of iron to make an anvil as shown.

How to Find a Name Tag

There is no way to make the name tag and you won’t get this item by killing any mob as well. There is only one way to find the name tag is by opening a chest that you can find in the dungeon, tunnels, and caves. You need to find such places and keep on exploring them until you find a chest.

After that you need to open a chest by right-clicking on it and then you will not only find the name tag but also get some other valuable items.

How to Set the Name on the Name Tag

Now you can set the name on the name tag by placing it on the anvil and then on the top center you can set the name of that tag.

Now you can place that name tag on any of the pets and by going closer you will see the name as shown below.


The name tag is an item that allows the user to modify the name shown on any of the game’s pets. This helps you organize your pets by allowing you to see which ones are yours and which are not. In this article, we have explained in detail as to how you can do that and what are the necessary steps are required.

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