§ ifrename tool which is a part of the wireless_tools package.
§ udev package, which is already installed, of course.
Option 1: udev
Create /etc/udev/rules.d/10-network.rules file with content like following:
Note: Make sure to use the lower-case hex values in your udev rules. It doesn't like uppercase.
Note: Note that the example above avoids names such as eth0, eth1, etc... and instead uses names that are not initially assigned. Trying to rename using names like eth0, eth1, etc... may fail.
Note: If using systemd, you may find it necessary to inform your network service to hold until the network device has been renamed. This may be achieved by adding the following to the [Unit] section of your network.service file:
Option 2: ifrename
Run ifrename directly
or create config file (/etc/iftab), for example:
Add into /etc/ppp/ip-up script the following lines:
where <NEWNAME> is the new name for the ppp interface