Is there a way to change the name of an entity with commands in Minecraft Bedrock?
I don't have access to NBT tags, so I'm not sure if this is even possible.

I found this question but the solution only works on Java edition.

Do I have to use tags for everything?

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According to this question (with an accepted answer), it should solve your problem. Basically you can use the /summon command and use this format:

summon <entityType: EntityType> [spawnPos: x y z] [spawnEvent: string] [nameTag: string]
summon <entityType: EntityType> <nameTag: string> [spawnPos: x y z]
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    Ok so the only way is to set its name when summoned. No way to set it for an entity already created?
    – pinckerman
    Dec 21, 2023 at 19:49
  • Pretty much, at least afaik. Minecraft commands on Bedrock edition are very abstract in my opinion...
    – TiimzyFR
    Dec 21, 2023 at 19:52
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    A nice way to say "disappointing and incomplete"
    – pinckerman
    Dec 21, 2023 at 20:01
  • Yup, I totally agree xD
    – TiimzyFR
    Dec 21, 2023 at 20:16

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