How to Change a Name in "Civilization"

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How to Change a Name in "Civilization"
It is easy to change the name of your unit in Civilization V (civil war image by Wd Photo from

Sid Meier's Civilization V is a strategy computer game available for both the PC and the Macintosh systems. In this game, you can start your own civilisation from prehistoric times, and help it thrive and grow into the future, while playing against others online to battle it out and protect your land and your civilisation from defeat. When you start a new game on Civilization V, you may want to give your new civilisation a unique name.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Start a new game. This will bring up the "Setup Game" menu, which shows options to customise your game play, such as changing the map type and map size, the game difficulty, and the game pace.

  2. 2

    Hover your mouse over the word "Edit" in the upper right-hand corner of this screen. As you hover over it, you will see the words "Name Your Civilization" appear. Click on "Edit."

  3. 3

    Enter in the Leader Name, Civilization Name, Civilization Short Name, and Civilization Adjective on the new menu. You can change everything, or you can just change one option, the decision is up to you.

  4. 4

    Select "Accept" to save the changes to your civilisation's name.

Tips and warnings

  • You cannot change the name of your civilation any time after you start the game, so be sure to make the name change when you are at the "Game Setup" menu.

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