How to change a character's name by an event ?

How to change a character's name by an event ?

  • Crusader Kings III Available Now!

    The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.

    Real Strategy Requires Cunning


Sep 16, 2020
Hi everyone,
I would like to add a line of code in character_events.txt that would change the name of the target character (or his custom_name). I tried to use the language of the .rome save files :
but it didn't work. Could someone tell me if it is possible and if so, how to do it please ?

P.S. : Does someone know where are located the places where all the line codes make there sense (or take there sense ?). I mean by that, if add_nickname, for example, is understood by the game, where is it explained to it ? in the .exe ? I don't know, I wanted to tinker that too.
Last edited:


28 Badges
Mar 25, 2012
  • Warlock 2: The Exiled
  • Cities: Skylines - Snowfall
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Imperator: Rome - Magna Graecia
  • Hearts of Iron IV: La Resistance
  • Prison Architect
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Imperator: Rome
  • Imperator: Rome Deluxe Edition
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Age of Wonders III
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Colonel
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Cities: Skylines - After Dark
  • Pride of Nations
  • Cities: Skylines
  • Warlock: Master of the Arcane
  • Victoria 2
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Cities: Skylines Deluxe Edition
  • Warlock 2: Wrath of the Nagas
  • Majesty 2 Collection
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
  • Europa Universalis III
Your chances for a helpful reply might be better here (modding quick questions thread):