If you’re new to the Elf on The Shelf holiday tradition, then you surely are in need of one of these Elf on The Shelf names. It’s not enough to just welcome these little visitors into our homes. It helps bring the magic to life if you can properly introduce them to your family.
Naming the Elf of the Shelf can be a little difficult because sometimes “Tom” just never feels right.
Use our FREE PRINTABLE Elf on the Shelf Introduction letter to welcome your Elf and officially name him! Here is a list of 50 Elf on the Shelf names you can give your Elf when the family starts asking about the new visitor.
The most important thing to remember is that these names are not mandatory. You get to choose your elf’s name, or your family can choose. These names are just to use for inspiration. Of course, if one of these names strikes you as a perfect fit, by all means, enjoy!
Getting Creative with Elf on the Shelf Names
It is fun to get creative but also to stay in the theme of Christmas. After all, these elves were born in the North Pole. That means they were born to have a holiday-inspired name. But, that choice is yours. You could go with something like Spooky or Shadow if you really wanted to.
Inspiration for Elf on the Shelf Names
These Elf on the Shelf names come from all over the internet from families who have already met their elves. Most of the names are a play on words like Landing because Santa always has the best landing. Other names come from holiday movies like Max the dog from The Grinch.
Does your family have a favorite holiday movie you can pull inspiration from?
Once you’ve chosen a name it is time to introduce your elf. You can introduce your elf in so many different ways. Just be sure to remember to have fun with your elf. The elf is here to do a job, keep an eye on your children for Santa. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t time to have fun and get into a little mischief.
All of these Elf on the Shelf names are great, but you’ll need to choose the one that fits your Elf the best. If you’re having trouble picking a name, maybe let the elf tell your kids his/her name. Simply give them three options and tell them to guess his/her name.
The first option they choose will be the right one. How did they know his/her name? Was it Christmas magic? We think so. The naming process will only be the beginning of the fun. There’s plenty of ways to enhance the holiday magic for your family.
If you haven’t joined the Elf on the Shelf magic just yet here are some tools to help get you started! There are so many fun ways to customize your Elf on the Shelf experience.
- Elf on the Shelf Doll
- Elf on the Shelf Kit
- Elf Outfits for Boys and Girls
- The Elf Story (In case the book gets lost!!)
- Elf Sized Suitcase
- Elf on the Shelf Pet Reindeer
- The Elf Story DVD
- Elf on the Shelf Pet St. Bernard
- Baking Set with Elf on the Shelf Kit
- Elf on the Shelf Advent Calendar Countodwn
- Naughty or Nice Elf on the Shelf Board Game
More Elf on the Shelf Ideas
10 Elf on the Shelf Introduction Letters | Naming your elf is just the start. Now it is time to introduce your elf to your family.
Elf on the Shelf Resource Guide #ElfontheShelf | The elf has been around since 2005. That means there are plenty of resources available to make your first year easier.
Crazy Easy Elf on The Shelf Ideas | In fact, there are even easy ideas to use that will make your elf seem even more active.
Quick Tips for when your Elf on the Shelf Didn’t Move or is Touched | There are times when the elf may feel a bit lazier than usual. That’s okay, don’t panic, there are options.
60+ Elf on The Shelf Ideas on Pinterest | Pinterest is a fantastic resource for first-timers and seasoned “shelfers” alike.