If my 2000+ hours of playtime in Stardew Valley has taught me anything, it’s that personalization is critical. SV is the type of game that draws out its experience from the emotional connections you create in the game.
Considering that, it’s no secret that making everything personal and being as original as possible is integral to having a memorable game experience! Your farm is your abode, and the particular region where you’ll spend most of your time is crucial to personalize!
After all, it’s your home – and should feel like it too. Right at the start of the game, Stardew Valley allows you to name your farm in whichever way you like! Once you type this in – the farm name you choose will be saved and used in all future references.
Are Farm Names Significant?
Yes, and no – I’ll explain. Is your farm name significant in that? Would it net you any bonus points, perks, or advantages to select a specific one? Absolutely not. You won’t receive any preferential treatment for choosing a particular farm name – so forget about that!
But is that really the only thing that makes your farm significant? Definitely not! Just because you won’t receive monetary benefits – you can’t rule out your farm name is essential. This is especially true because your chosen name will be shown each time your farm is addressed, usually during NPC dialogues.
Thus, selecting a farm name that you like and that is important to you will add to having an overall immersive experience with Stardew Valley!
Can You Change Your Farm Name?
It is not possible for you to change your farm name in Stardew Valley. Once chosen, the farm name will permanently stay the same. Stardew Valley does not officially allow you to change your farm name as of the latest version.
That said, there is one method of “unofficially” editing your farm name. You can do so by opening your Stardew Valley config files and manually editing them. However, please note that this is considered cracking the game, and I would highly recommend you avoid doing so. Making mistakes here can result in the corruption of your game!
What Types of Farms Are There?
Now that we’re past naming your farm – it’s essential to know the different types of farms that are available to you. After all, a good farm name would be something that encapsulates the entire theme of your farmhouse!
There are a total of 7 different farm types that you can choose from when starting your Stardew Valley journey. Each of these has its characteristics, features, pros, and cons that should be considered before deciding to select one.
Note that once chosen, just like its name, your farm type cannot be changed! I’ll explain each of the seven farms below. You can find detailed specifications for each one on the official Stardew Valley Wiki!
The standard farm is the one you start with by default. It has 3,427 tillable tiles, which makes it ideal for farming. You’ll also have access to 235 non-tillable tiles; however, these can readily be used for building!
Overall, the standard farm is solid if you plan on having crops as your primary source of income. Remember to keep farming in your mind when naming this one!
As the name suggests, this farm will mostly feature water, making it a fisherman’s dream! While fishing, 7/10 times you’ll catch a Town Fish, whereas the rest would feature Forest-based fish. You’ll have a total of 1,578 tillable and 516 non-tillable tiles on this farm.
As I mentioned, this one is ideal for fishing activities – remember to name it accordingly!
This one contains many trees, stumps, berry bushes, and forageable items you’d find in the Forest. You’ll also find several ponds scattered around the farm. There are 1,413 tillable and 1,490 non-tillable tiles on this one.
Due to its unique nature, the Forest Farm is perfect for exploring and, thus, foraging! Remember to be adventurous when selecting a name for this!
The name makes it self-explanatory – this farm is based on a hill-top! This means that you’d naturally have a smaller area to farm with – but the amount of mining opportunities here makes up for that! Several boulders, geode nodes, and minerals spawn around the farm area. This one has 1,648 tillable and 930 non-tillable tiles.
You might’ve guessed by now that these characteristics make the hill-top farm perfect for mining! Remember to name it something as mighty as the rocks it contains!
The Wilderness farm features a unique twist – monsters will spawn during the nighttime! This one is ideal if you’re looking for combat options early on. You’ll have access to 2,131 tillable and 444 non-tillable tiles. There’s also a massive pond in the center of the farm area.
A spooky name would fit the wilderness farm very well – let your imagination run wild!
A map layout specially designed for multiplayer adventures, this one has a little bit of everything! It contains mini-sizes of several maps, including – a small Forest Farm on the top-left, a Standard Farm on the top-right, a Riverland Farm on the bottom-left, and a Hill-top Farm on the bottom-right. There are 2,952 tillable tiles on this map.
Due to the diverse nature of the Four Corners Farm, try to give it a name that is all-encompassing!
The latest addition, this farm features a sandy region, providing a mix of foraging and fishing activities. You’ll find a massive 2,700 tillable and 1,928 non-tillable lands in the area – making this one of the most extensive farm options in Stardew Valley.
It’s a beach farm; go a bit funky with this one and name it something vacation-esque!