After lots of “we’re looking into it” and “it might be possible” posts on the official forums, we’ve received confirmation today that players will in fact be able to change their names in addition to their appearance in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Now you won’t have to worry about rolling a male Miqo’te with a feminine name!
I know confirmation has been a long time coming on this one, and we’re glad to finally detail how this will work! When you log into A Realm Reborn for the first time with your old character (specifically after phase 4), you will have the ability to redo any aspect of your character — one time only. This includes the ability to change your name.
Everyone’s getting a second chance at a first impression!