How to change name in Baldur's Gate 3

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How to change name in Baldur's Gate 3 character with purple eyes

What’s in a name, a poet once wondered. Well, in Baldur’s Gate 3 a name is definitely important and we want our character to have the right one. But what if you change your mind later? Let’s look at how to change name in Baldur’s Gate 3 to help you get the perfect character.

Sure, a name might be important, but there’s other things to consider too. For example the best weapons to equip or which characters you might want to romance.

But a name is still one of the first things about a character. So be sure to read on to find out the answer to how to change name in Baldur’s Gate 3 and how to get it just perfect.

How to change name in Baldur’s Gate 3?

In Baldur’s Gate 3 you can change names while creating the background for your character. For now, you are not allowed to change the name of the character anymore after the creation process is over. Better, then, making sure you get it right the first time.

Many players have complained that the option is not visible enough and it is easy to gloss it over. Perhaps, in the full release Larian will implement it better, perhaps by asking for confirmation about the name of the character you are creating.

It used to be possible to work a little bit of magic and edit the name of the character by editing your save file. But this is a long and tedious process, which can also easily wreck your game. We would advise, if you are not happy with the name (or are just stuck with the default “Tav” one) to just go ahead and restart.

Baldur's Gate 3 character creation tips and tricks

Since we are not allowed to change names, character creation in Baldur's Gate 3 is of paramount importance. It will allow you to create the unique hero of your dreams. But also to have access to specific Origin characters that already have a personal journey of their own.

When you get to character creation for Baldur's Gate 3, the six tabs govern different aspects of the character creation process. The most important ones will surely be that of Class and Race, as those will influence how your character will be viewed by others when you interact with NPCs.


After that, you want to be careful to pick the Skills and Abilities you want for your character. Perhaps you don’t want to create a jack of all trades, but rather someone who is very good at a couple of specific things. Be careful in choosing both of them. And of course, Background determines who you were along with your name.

That’s all we have for you on how to change name in Baldur’s Gate 3. For more information on this encompassing RPG, check out our guide on Steam Deck performance and best settings.

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