As much as I like the original Fallout, I can think of a few better names for my dog than Dogmeat. Is it possible to rename Dogmeat, either in-game or through the console?

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    Seeing as how there is scripted voice that will call him Dogmeat (such as a reference from Mama Murphy), I don't think this is a standard option in-game. Most likely a command console or mod solution needed. – user973 Dec 4 '15 at 18:54
  • Mod definitely needed. Dogmeat is a disrespectful name for a noble creature. – please delete me Dec 4 '15 at 19:05
  • Pretty sure this dogmeat is supposed to be a direct descendant of the original so it's not a sign his disrespect – l I Dec 4 '15 at 19:22
  • @z' Dogmeat in Fallout 3 is a direct descendant of the Vault Dweller's original canine companion, but there is no such information that I can find for Fallout 4. I also believe Fallout 4 happens before any other Fallout game on the timeline. – Elise Dec 4 '15 at 21:39
  • @chippies nope fallout 4 takes place 10 years after fallout 3. And I believe that it's word of god that said this dogmeat is the descendant of the original – l I Dec 4 '15 at 23:00

I managed to find one solution, which is easy, if not quite ideal. Since this involves file manipulation, it won't work on consoles. Also any patches might wipe it out, but you can always just change it back if that happens.

  1. Navigate to steamapps/common/Fallout 4/Data/Strings. This folder contains all the messages that appear in the game.
  2. Make a backup copy of the three files in this folder, Fallout4_en.DLSTRINGS, Fallout4_en.ILSTRINGS, and Fallout4_en.STRINGS.
  3. Use your favourite text editor to replace the word "Dogmeat" with whatever you want Dogmeat to be called. Do this in each of the three files.
  4. Enjoy your newly-named dog, though anyone who talks about him in dialog will still call him Dogmeat. Rude.

Way to go, Maulkin.

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    You forgot step 5: "Forget about it, and 6 months later, be very confused by dialog." :-) – jpaugh Jan 31 '19 at 22:50

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