Fifty cute Elf on the Shelf Names. This printable list provides both female and male Elf name ideas. New creative, funny, and original Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily.
Elf on the Shelf Ideas
Are you ready for the Christmas Tradition of Elf? We are back, so is the Elf on the Shelf! If you have been with us a long time, you know we have brought you a new Elf on the Shelf Ideas daily (in the months of November and December) for the past six years. You can view our Elf on the Shelf Master List for a full list of ideas including every idea we have ever done.
For many of these Elf on the Shelf ideas, make sure you have an elf that can bend. You can do that easily with our Bendable Elf on the Shelf tutorial. For this particular idea, you will only need Elf on the Shelf and our Printable Elf on the Shelf Names List (see below).
Do You Name Your Elf on the Shelf?
The best part of introducing an Elf on a Shelf into your home is you get to name your Elf on the Shelf. This can be a daunting challenge unless you have a list of cute Elf on the Shelf name ideas.
How to Name The Elf on the Shelf
If you are new to Elf on the Shelf, the first thing you need to do is Name your Elf on the Shelf. In order to not get stuck with a terrible name for the rest of your Elf career, it is important to not rush into a family Elf name. Take your time and research male and female elf names before you decide.
For example, we gave free reign to our oldest daughter (we have five kids now) we when first introduced Elf and we got stuck with the name she chose – Dorothy. She chose this name because she was Dorothy one year at Halloween.
Let me be clear about feeling stuck. This meant, for the rest of our family history, we had a female elf. Not the biggest deal. I do have a good gap, however, between my girls and boys and I wish that we had a name they would be just as excited about when they were going through the Elf on the Shelf stage. I wish we went with a name that could be used any direction – male or female.
That being said, consider your gender and if it could or how it could change your Elf on the Shelf ideas throughout the years. Will you be stuck with female Elf on the Shelf ideas or can you choose a non-gender Elf on the Shelf name so you are not committed to one sex.
Santa’s Magic will Help
There are ideas on How to Name The Elf on the Shelf. I would print out our Elf on the Shelf Names list and begin to go through that list. For an elf, receiving a cute Elf name is an exciting moment because this allows them to receive their Christmas magic so they can fly to and from the North Pole each night! It’s up to the entire family to pick the best Elf name for your North Pole helper.
One idea is to put all names into a hat. You can draw out a name and let Santa’s magic take it’s course. Another idea is for each family member to choose a name and then only put those names in the hat. Again, let luck take it’s course.
Name Your Elf After a Family Favorite
If you have a family moto or activity you all enjoy together, let that direct your naming ceremony. For example, if your family moto is love, Love might be a great name for your elf. Perhaps your family is obsessed with a football player like Eli Manning, Eli could be Elf’s first name. Is there a song that brings your family holiday cheer? Jingle Bells is a cute name for your North Pole helper.
Some other favorites to consider are Christmas movies. Clark from Christmas Vacation, Cindy Lou from Grinch Stole Christmas, or Dobby from Harry Potter (a non-Christmas movie.)
Elf on the Shelf Names
Merry, Snowflake, Frosty, Buddy—what will Elf get as his/her unique name? Let us help you find good female and male Elf names.
Try these Top 10 Elf on the Shelf Names Boys and Girls.
What are some good girl Elf on the Shelf names?
Cute Elf names for girls incldue:
Elf on the Shelf Names for Boys
Boy Elf names include:
Christmas Elf Names
No need to name your elf Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, take a look at these Christmas Elf on the Shelf names.
Good Elf on the Shelf Names
Also check out these good Elf names.
You can print our Elf on the Shelf Names below. The official Elf on the Shelf page has some naming tips too.
Alternatively come up with your own funny elf names using names not on the list. Will it be Jovie, Hermey, Gimbel, Snowball, or Pippin?
You can also use names from Kids’ movies like Peregrin, Anna, Elsa or Kevin (said just like the mom in Home Alone!)
Lastly, there are always Santa Clause’s reindeer! Can you name them all? Dasher, Dancer, Comet, Cupid, Blitzen…
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What is Elf on the Shelf?
Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas Tradition. The tradition has a book and a elf doll. The Christmas story book is poetic and in rhyme sharing the purpose of the Elf’s visits. The Elf visits each Thanksgiving. He/She goes and returns from the North Pole each evening. Every morning he can be found in a new location in the house. The Elf has been found in the refrigerator, fishing in the toilet, writing messages on the mirror or hanging from the lights. It is VERY IMPORTANT, the Elf is not touch each evening or his Christmas magic will be lost! Each family is able to name their special elf. The elves return to their home (Santa’s North Pole Work shop) every Christmas Eve. An Elf’s Story can also be found on DVD. You can purchase a family Elf on Amazon or shop stories like Target, Walmart, Kohls and more.
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Last Updated on November 5, 2021 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living