Animal Crossing New Horizons: Can You Change Your Island Name?

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Can You Change Your Island Name?

Naming your island is one of the first things you'll do in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Can you change it later on?

At the start of Animal Crossing New Horizons you'll be asked to give your island a name. This is an important decision, and your choice will automatically be accepted by your fellow islanders. In this guide, we'll take a look at whether you can change the name of your Animal Crossing New Horizons island later down the line. Let's get started!

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Can You Change Your Island Name?

Once you have selected an island name in Animal Crossing New Horizons you cannot change it. This is explained at the start of the game, shortly before you're asked to make your choice, so choose wisely and make sure to do a spellcheck. For tips on changing your name, head here.

What Should You Name Your Island?

Naming your island/village has always been an important part of the Animal Crossing series. Ultimately, it's up to you to choose a name, though there are some rules. The main one is that you cannot put anything in that could be considered profanity, this is a children's game after all.

Choose wisely | Jake Green/USG

To read more on Animal Crossing New Horizons, there's plenty more right here on USG. First up is Caty's final review on the game. Then, why not take a look at some lovely Roald fanart.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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