After signing up for the ultra-exclusive Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Tom Nook will soon ask you to suggest a name for the island that you now call home.
There are many Animal Crossing: New Horizons island names that you can consider, and, while we’d always want to point out that this is a personal choice that you will need to make, you may be turning to the internet for some creative inspiration.
While you’re enjoying the island-warming party with Tom Nook, Timmy, Tommy and your randomised anthropomorphic animal-neighbours, you will be asked to come up with an island name. The others will throw out their own suggestions like Raccland, Bellview and Isla del Biceps, but, ultimately, it falls to you to make the final decision.
The bad news is that – as far as we have found so far – you are unable to change your island name. Once you have upgraded Resident Services, your only options are to change your island tune or your island flag.
There is also a 10-character limit, so you would need to consider making your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island name Eventide rather than Eventide Island, for example.
It’s an important decision, then, especially as you will only be able to create one island per Nintendo Switch system – even if you use multiple games. And, with the chance to invite friends, family and other players to your island, first impressions always count and you will want to choose a name that matches up with your personality and interests.
The key interest that we all share is our love and enthusiasm for video games, and so we have created a list of fictional islands that have appeared in them over the years as a source of inspiration:
- Angel Island (Sonic 3 & Knuckles)
- Balamb Island (Final Fantasy VIII)
- Battle Frontier (Pokémon Emerald)
- Besaid (Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2)
- Cinnabar Island (Pokémon Red and Blue)
- Crocodile Island (Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest)
- Destiny Island (Kingdom Hearts)
- Eventide Island (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)
- Dragon Roost Island (The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker)
- Greatfish Isle (The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker)
- Hoenn (Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire)
- Isla Nublar (LEGO Jurassic World)
- Isle Delfino (Super Mario Sunshine)
- Keelhaul Key (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
- Kitchen Island (Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3)
- Koholint Island (The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening)
- Monkey Island (The Secret of Monkey Island)
- Outset Island (The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker)
- Kilika (Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2)
- Lavalava Island (Paper Mario)
- Mallet Island (Devil May Cry)
- N. Sanity Island (Crash Bandicoot)
- Pi’illo Island (Mario and Luigi Dream Team)
- Rainbow Island (Kirby’s Dream Land 2)
- Scabb Island (Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge)
- Sevii Islands (Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen)
- Shadow Moses Island (Metal Gear Solid)
- Shivering Isles (The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion)
- Sinnoh (Pokémon Diamond and Pearl)
- Tatsumi Port Island (Persona 3)
- Unova (Pokémon Black and White)
- Windfall Island (The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker)
- Wuhu Island (Wii Sports Resort)
- Yoshi’s Island (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island)
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.