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I have a follower titled 'Dark Brotherhood Initiate'.

Is there a console command to enable me to giver her a proper name ?

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Maybe that is her proper name. You don't know what her parents were like! – Alex Sep 11 '15 at 8:40
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From what I have found, you cannot do it via a console command. You will need a mod to rename a NPC.

You can download it from SkyrimNexus.


  1. Edit a NPC in Skyrim NPC Editor
  2. Save to .esp file
  3. Open TESsnip and open the .esp you just made
  4. Double click EDID and click where the name is and type what you want for the name of the NPC
  5. Now click on the Hex numbers to the left and put 00 at the end then click save at the bottom
  6. Double click FULL and Repeat step 4-5
  7. Now save your .esp as what you named your NPC example: Test.esp
  8. Put the .esp in your Data folder in your skyrim directory then laumch the game and see your new renamed NPC

NOTE: When renaming a NPC make sure you scroll down the list to see if their name is there then rename it to what you want example: scroll down the list where EDID is and see if anyone of them has a name just look to the top right if its in mixed letters then dont edit it just the name if its there like in FULL and EDID

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Wow. Thanks for finding this out. After reading your instructions I am not sure now wether to do this or not. I thought it would be quite easy or not possible. If you renamed a important character - wouldn't that mess up some of the quest scripts ? For example 'Dark Brotherhood Initiate' is not really specific. Hey thanks again for the info. – Terry Jan 25 '12 at 22:29
@Terry No. Quest scripts don't care about the silly human-readable names we give each other, just the barcodes tattooed in the NPCs' digital DNA. – SevenSidedDie Aug 29 '12 at 15:40

The Jaxonz Renamer mod makes renaming way faster and less tedious than using console commands.

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