Nick Namer

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Nick Namer - Change your in-game name!

Current Latest Version: v1.2.1

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Tired of the same in-game name? Well Give yourself a brand spanking new Name! That's right son, a NEW NAME! Nick Namer currently has permissions support (SuperPerms by default...), TagAPI Support, and will default to OP if no permissions file is found.

Want a visual demonstration of this plugin? Click here for my own video on this plugins features!

Make NickNamer even better than before! NickNamer is now open source on github

To Install NickNamer
  • Download The Latest Version of Nick Namer - v1.2.1 [CB 1.5.2-R0.1] (.jar)
  • (Optional) Install the Latest Version of TagApi
  • Drag and drop into your Plugin Directory
  • Run your server or type /reload in the console
  • You're ready to go!
  • Change your name with Colors! (Click for colors resource)
  • Confused? See their name!
  • You may use any characters to nick name
  • Secret Join, Leave, and Kick messages in the config.yml!
  • Permissions support (Default: OP)
  • Change if the player should be OP or not to use this plugin!
  • Will change logout/join/kick messages to <NickName> Joined/Left/Got Kicked
  • your name writes a config file with your name and nickname!
  • Keep your name when you rejoin the server!
  • TagAPI support to change the players title to their new name!
  • Have a plugin for custom Login Mesages? Don't use mine! (Controlled in config)
  • Added support for a blacklist so your players can't have stupid names!
  • Seperate permission nodes for ColorCodes in Nicks!
  • More coming soon!

The /nnick command is now an alias of /nick. Yes, this means the command is back to /nick

In Depth Features (Will most likely answer any questions you have)

What this plugin does is allow players to change their display name, not their actual minecraft username. If you don't have TagApi it will only change your chat name and player tab list name. Now what this means is that the name over your head will not be changed with regular installation. IF you use a chat plugin such as Herochat or whatever chat plugins are out nowadays, make sure you change the chat configuration to show the display name instead of the player's actual minecraft username. If you want all Nick Namer has to offer and have installed TagAPI, then with the use of this API, the name above the player's head will be changed, along with their skin of the player's name. (E.g if I nicknamed myself 'Notch', the name above my head would change to 'Notch' and my skin would be changed to his too) I cannot change the fact that your skin changes with the nicknames, as mbaxter said in the description of his API, this is a minecraft client issue and cannot be changed. When you nickname yourself it will check if your name is blacklisted or not based on the config node 'Use Blacklist' and whether or not you have the permission to bypass the blacklist. If you try to nickname yourself a blacklisted word, the NickChangeEvent is cancelled.

  • /nnick <NickName> - change your name, even with Colors1 (Ex. /nnick &b[CoolGuy]&ckilljoy64)
  • /nnick <Player> <Nick> - changes the players Nick to the specified Nick. (Ex. /nick PWicks23 &bPWicks)
  • /realnick <Nick> - returns the players real name! (New and Improved!)
  • /nicknamer <Arg1> <Arg2>... - NickNamer Plugin commands like reload ect.
Permission Nodes
        description: Permission to NickName!
        default: op 
        description: permission to rename others!
        default: op
        description: Permission to be notified of name changes!
        default: op
        description: Permission to see Nick Namer help!
        deafult: op
        description: Permission to see their REAL Minecraft NickName.
        default: op
        description: Permission to reaload NickNamer
        default: op
        description: Permission to bypass the blacklist
        default: op 
        default: op
        default: op
        default: op
        default: op
        default: op 
        default: op
        default: op
        default: op
        default: op
        default: op    
        default: op
        default: op
        default: op
        default: op
        default: op    
        default: op
        default: op    
        default: op
        default: op
        default: op
        default: op
        default: op

Example Config File:


# Nick Namer Config, available tags for Secrecy are +nick, +name
UseTagIfEnabled: true
Colored Tags: false
NickName TabList: true
Blacklist: true
  Enabled: true
  Join: '&e+nick &e(+name) &ejoined the game'
  Leave: '&e+nick &e(+name) &eleft the game'
  Kick: '&e+nick &e(+name) &ewas kicked'

Nick Names.yml

    killjoy64: '&f[&cBoss&f]&ckilljoy64'
    Download_Fritz: 'Trollitz'

Nick Names Blacklist.txt

  • Do a MASSIVE code cleanup
  • More Commands for Future References
  • Duplicate Names/Impersonation check for NickNames
  • Add a parser to all commands you type.

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  • Avatar of Leo071 Leo071 Oct 31, 2015 at 08:47 UTC - 0 likes

    you cant even save for next time you re-log in >:(

  • Avatar of o0Julia0o o0Julia0o Feb 13, 2015 at 01:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @PrimerBlock: Go

    same here

  • Avatar of rafitamolin rafitamolin Jul 13, 2014 at 18:17 UTC - 0 likes

    If this plugin doesn't have any command to remove my nickname and put the original's back, it's simple shit.


    I currently work on:

    • Feedback+ - A simple plugin to write Feedbacks on your server.
    • Reporter - Report those rule breakers!
  • Avatar of PrimerBlock PrimerBlock May 18, 2014 at 00:27 UTC - 0 likes

    While upgrading to bukkit/spigot 1.7.9 I noticed the following error with nicknamer in the logs:

    [17:12:29 INFO]: [NickNamer] Enabling NickNamer v0.9 [17:12:29 WARN]: [NickNamer] "NickNamer v0.9" has registered a listener for org. kitteh.tag.PlayerReceiveNameTagEvent on method "public void bukkit.killjoy64.Nic kNamer.TagApiListener.onTagReceive(org.kitteh.tag.PlayerReceiveNameTagEvent)", b ut the event is Deprecated. "Server performance will be affected"; please notify the authors [].

    Note it says I am loading NickNamer v0.9 but I am loading v1.2.1. Tried re-downloading it several times but keep getting this same message.

    The plugin still seems to work but the "server performance will be affected" message worries me.

  • Avatar of o0Julia0o o0Julia0o Apr 13, 2014 at 16:46 UTC - 1 like

    1.7.2-version would be great for this grandpa-plugin..´s a great plugin by the way :-)

  • Avatar of Jonasrems Jonasrems Mar 31, 2014 at 17:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @GreenGrizzlyBear: Go

    There is no way to just change your name above your head due to that is part of minecraft code. You can use scoreboard teams to change color of your name and to add letter before or/and behind it, but that is about it actualy. If you don't know how to do that ask me and I will tell you in details.


  • Avatar of Jonasrems Jonasrems Mar 31, 2014 at 17:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Nice, I only have 1 problem... I can't change my name back to default. I use scoreboard teams to change some stuff in my name but when I can't be effected by teams anymore after I used a nick. I don't want to manualy stop the server and delete the nick file all the time I want to go back... I got the newest version of this plugin and on this site it clearly says: /realnick <Nick> - returns the players real name! (New and Improved!) But it don't even change my name back to normal... Cool idea, but this is very anoying. Am I doing something wrong or?

    And also it reseted my score on objectives in the scoreboard.

    Last edited Mar 31, 2014 by Jonasrems: Add some info.
  • Avatar of Keyneyguy Keyneyguy Mar 06, 2014 at 15:00 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi there i really like your plugin but the nick wont come in chat. Is it because of essentials`?

  • Avatar of DropItLow123123 DropItLow123123 Feb 09, 2014 at 07:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Whenever I use this I get a error saying:

    "[TagApi] Event took too long..." Anybody know about this?

  • Avatar of PrimerBlock PrimerBlock Jan 26, 2014 at 07:41 UTC - 0 likes

    @GreenGrizzlyBear: Go

    That is just how minecraft works. Not really a bug. If you change it to a nonexistent name it will change you to steve. If you find a plugin that adds the ability to change your name and not change your skin let me know.


Date created
Nov 17, 2011
Last update
Jun 01, 2013
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