Who chooses an elf’s name? Santa? The elf? Or perhaps your child? If you are about to name a new elf that just showed up at your house, check out this huge list of over 100 elf on the shelf names.
What should I name my Elf on the Shelf?
When our elf first arrived we didn’t do any research on elf names. I let the boys choose a name and since they were so little, our elf ended up with quite the ridiculous name. It’s over the top ridiculous.
His name is Honey Pickle. One of the boys wanted to name him Honey Nut (as in cheerios) and the other one wanted to name him Pickle. So he was christened Honey Pickle to appease both boys.
Best Elf on the Shelf Name Ideas
There is nothing wrong with the name Honey Pickle, especially if you like ridiculous names. It’s just not the most traditional elf name. If you are looking for fun, funny or festive elf on the shelf names you are in the right place. I have lots of elf name ideas below starting with more traditional festive elf names.
Festive Girl Elf on the Shelf Names
Festive Boy Elf on the Shelf Names
- Buddy – of course 😉
Funny Elf on the Shelf Names
Now if you were impressed with the random silly name my boys chose for their elf, Honey Pickle, you’ll appreciate these hilarious elf names.
20 More Silly Elf Names
5 Ridiculous Elf on the Shelf Names
- Tippy Toes
- Any silly word combination
If the boys had to name an elf today, they might go for a fun themed elf name. Like a Disney inspired, Star Wars inspired or Superhero inspired elf name. I had a lot of fun brainstorming elf names as you can see!
I came up with so many Disney inspired names, I divided them up into 25 Disney elf names for boys and 25 Disney elf names for girls. And if you are big Disney fans like us, then you will love these Disneyland inspired elf ideas! If you don’t have a trip to Disneyland planned, your elf can bring the Disney magic home!
25 DISNEY INSPIRED BOY ELF NAMES
25 DISNEY INSPIRED GIRL ELF NAMES
One year our elf dressed up a BB-8, and yours can too with this free printable BB-8 elf costume.
15 Star Wars Elf Names
Our elf also dressed up as a superhero one morning. Download this printable Baymax elf costume.
Superhero Elf Names
Some people may opt to stick with the Christopher Pop-in-kins, but there are just so many fun ideas you can choose instead!
What is the Elf on the Shelf?
Some families that believe in magic acquire a magical visitor during the holiday season in the form of an elf or elf on the shelf. This elf brings extra Christmas magic to the house and also watches to make sure everyone has enough holiday cheer. The elf reports directly back to Santa in the North Pole so it’s essential that everyone is on their best behavior.
When does the Elf on the Shelf come?
When your Elf on the Shelf starts bringing cheer can vary by household. Sometimes the elf arrives the day after Thanksgiving. Other elves arrive on December 1st. I’ve even heard of the elf on the shelf showing up for the 12 days before Christmas. The timing isn’t an exact science, it’s more of a holiday guesstimate. Whatever works best for your family is likely when your elf on the shelf will come.
Who Names the Elf on the Shelf?
Who chooses the name for your elf on the shelf really depends on your family. It’s entirely possible that your elf arrives already named. You could also brainstorm fun elf names and then vote on them as a family. Or if you are like us, combine the elf name ideas into one and end up with a ridiculous elf on the shelf name like us.
Is Elf on the Shelf really magical?
I think every families definition of magic varies. In our house, the elf definitely brings holiday magic. I don’t know what could be more magical than an elf that shows up for the holidays just to bring extra festive cheer. For our family, just waking up to see what silly thing the elf possibly did overnight is fun.
Can the Elf on the Shelf stay after Christmas?
Our elf never stays after Christmas. Honey Pickle leaves with Santa back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve night. I think most elves go home on Christmas Eve or Christmas night. There could be special situations where your own elf on the shelf might stay after Christmas.