I know it seems like a silly question, but you’d be surprised by how many people are asking it! So far, the answer is no. 

You can’t change Stardew Valley farm name. However, you can change your personal name and the names of your animals.

For example, if you want to change your personal name from Joe Bloggs to John Smith, then do so by clicking in-game on the “Player Settings” button. 

You’ll be brought to a window with various sections: “Player Records,” “Name,” and “Farm Names”. In this section is an option for changing your farm’s name. It’ll cost 50g for the first time and 100g for every subsequent change.

Here are some points discussed about stardew valley farm names

1. There are many reasons not to change the farm name.  

If you love the Stardew Valley name and want to keep it, then feel free to go with it! 

Maybe you plan on playing Stardew Valley multiplayer and don’t want your friend’s name showing up.

Maybe you already have a customized farm with a bunch of names and no one will know who that is if they see just “Stardew Valley Farm”

Maybe you’re adding multiple farms during let’s play videos or livestreams and don’t want to confuse people! (There are more reasons than this, but I stopped at 5 because I didn’t want to type for another hour!) 😉

2. You can never change your own farm name because it’s linked to your account. 

So if you change your name, you may lose access to the farm’s original name-

but that is only temporary! You can’t permanently change this, but once you run into a bug or if someone changes their nickname during the game, then your farm may become inaccessible. I’ve seen people recommend trying to contact the creator and the creator will change it for you, but I’m not sure how effective that would be.

3. You can change the name of the animals. 

This is actually pretty cool, because you can name your cows, chickens, and sheep anything!

The name of one dog will show up in the game with each patch. 

That dog’s phone number is also shown, so this may be where it all started.

I’m not going to lie: I haven’t gotten around to testing this myself as I have 3 dogs on my farm that I spent time naming. However, after reading Twitter comments and checking forums, it appears to be true!

As you can see in the image above, there have been a few changes since I made my original post. I’ve been able to change the dog names by clicking on the dog’s name in the menu, but I can’t change my farm name. 

4. If you update the game and the farm is inaccessible, then it’s time to change the name.

The farm name can be changed in-game through our Player Settings after we load up the new save. However, it costs a little money to change a farm’s name.

It seems like this isn’t something that’s addressed in game very often, so people don’t realize they can change their farm name when they want to! So I’ll add this here, just in case: We normally don’t recommend changing your farm’s name if you’re still on 1.4.27. 

The latest patch adds the most features, so if you’re playing on an older version and want to update, it might be worth it to upgrade just so you can change your farm’s name and add more stuff to your farm (like a silo or more barns). 

5. Stardew Valley 1.2 introduced a new area for storing silage and hay.

Alternatively, you can choose not to change your farm name, but change your barns’ names to something more memorable!

I don’t remember Stardew Valley 1.2’s new area, but I do know that it’s a great place to store hay and silage. Hay can be stored in the barn, while silage is stored in the silos.

We can update our farm by using the button where we access other areas of the map.

I hope this clears up a lot of the confusion surrounding farm names! If you play Stardew Valley multiplayer, I’d love to hear from you. 

Do you guys change your farm names? Do you want to change your farm name? Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter (@Oxygenfuse). 

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