How to change your name in Baldur's Gate 3

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The character in Baldur’s Gate 3
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Classic RPGs provide decent role-play opportunities, and giving your character a good name can significantly affect the way you experience the story. Some gamers may wonder how to change the name in Baldur’s Gate 3, as sometimes you just can’t come up with something worthy during the character creation process.

So, we’ll tell you if you can change your name in Baldur’s Gate 3 and how to do it. The answer may be quite disappointing as your options here are a bit limited.

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How to change your name in Baldur’s Gate 3

Unfortunately, at the moment, you cannot rename your character in Baldur’s Gate 3 after you’ve created them. Maybe the developers will add such a feature in the future, but currently, you cannot give your character a different name after you start your playthrough.

The character in Baldur’s Gate 3
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Can you change your name in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Is there any opportunity to change your name?

Well, even if you don’t have an official option to change your name, there may still be some alternatives. For example, you could try to change the character’s name by editing your character’s save file. However, currently, we don't know if it's possible to do this without running into serious performance issues and different crashes.

How to give your character a name in Baldur’s Gate 3

Some people may find it difficult to name their characters as the option is hidden in a certain tab. During character creation, you will need to open the Background menu. There you can choose the background of your character, which will give you certain bonuses. Also, there you can give your hero a name.


However, you may want to play as an origin character, which is a famous feature of the Larian games. These are pre-made heroes that you will encounter during your playthrough and who will become your followers. Each of them has unique features and stories, and you can play as one of them if you want.

So, we would recommend you give your character a decent name during character creation, as you won’t be able to change it in the future. Good luck in further adventures and battles with Illithids and other monstrosities!

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