Animal Crossing New Horizons: Can You Change Your Name and Birthday?

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Can You Change Your Name and Birthday?

The first thing you'll do in AC New Horizons is set your name and birthday. But can you change it after the fact?

Entering your name and birthday is one of the first things you'll do when starting up Animal Crossing New Horizons. It's an important decision, as it will affect how your island's residents interact with you, and when your birthday will be celebrated. Let's take a look at whether or not you can change your name and birthday.

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Can You Change Your Name?

You cannot change your name after leaving the initial intro section in Animal Crossing New Horizons. You'll be warned of this by a pop-up message, so take care when entering your name.

Can You Change Your Birthday?

You can't change your birthday in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Make sure to take extra care when entering your birthday, as this piece of info will determine when certain in-game events and interactions occur. For more info on Seasons, head here.

Enter your name carefully | Jake Green/USG

That's all we have on names and birthdays in Animal Crossing New Horizons. For more on the game why not check out Caty's Review of the game. Elsewhere there's also Hirun's write up on the community's love of Roald.

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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