When you first welcome your Elf on the Shelf into your home, your family will be tasked with naming your Elf. While you can name your Elf anything your family likes, since this is an annual holiday tradition you are starting you probably want to come up with a name that you will all be happy with year after year. (That means leaving the naming completely up to your toddler might not be the best course of action.) To get those creative juices flowing, and give you some ideas you can suggest for your toddler to choose from, here are 50 Christmas-inspired Elf on the Shelf name ideas.
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- Kringle (this is our Elf’s name)
- Ralphie (A Christmas Story)
- Wayne (Prep and Landing)
- Figgy (as in pudding)
- Ginger (as in Gingerbread man)
- Dash (as in Dasher)
- Pep (as in peppermint)
- Virginia (Miracle on 34th Street)
- Hermey (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)
- Clarice (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)
- Tiny (as in Tiny Tim)
- Max (the Grinch‘s dog)
- Nuts (as in nutcracker)
- Buddy (Elf)
- Griswold (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation)
- Clark (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation)
- Frank (as in frankincense)
- Candy (as in cane)
- Carol (as in caroling)
- Blitz (as in Blitzen)
- Topper (as in tree topper)
- Clara (from the Nutcracker)
- Rudy (as in Rudolf)
- Nick (as in St Nick)
- Claus (as in the big guy)
- Plum (as in pudding)
- Bob (as in Cratchit – Christmas Carol)
Once you settle on the all-important name for your Elf. Be sure to check out my post about throwing a welcome breakfast for your family’s new friend. And check back soon for more Elf on the Shelf ideas.
Get the most of your Elf on the Shelf with the kits below. We just bought the Letters to Santa kit this year, and can’t wait for Kringle to bring it to our kids to use this week. And the DVD is a MUST watch for all new Elf on the Shelf owners – an annual tradition in our house.
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What is your Elf on the Shelf named?
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