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109 Best Elf on the Shelf Names

by | Nov 11, 2014 | Elf on a Shelf | 26 comments

Naming your elf is a very. big. deal.

You could be stuck with a name like Hokey Pokey or (gasp) Elsa for many, many years if you don’t get in front of this whole Elf thing. You know that’s a strong possibility, right? Especially if you find you are a natural at the whole Elf on the Shelf tradition. For those who are struggling to get their Elf on, check out these tried and tested Elf on a Shelf Ideas and the downloadable Christmas Elf Made Easy ebook. (Scroll down for the list of names.)

For example, to this day, I have no idea why the name “Chintz” popped out of the Cupcake’s mouth when she received her first Elf, but she loves it and we’ve learned to. After all, now that we have had a few years with Chintz we have realized that hi elf name could be so much worse.

I was curious though, as to what other people name their Elves? Recently I ran a contest for your favorite Elf names.

These three moms had me laughing — hard:

From Linda, “Our Elf on the Shelf provides us with endless hours of holiday amusement, so we have named her Elf DeGeneres.”

From Kelly, “Ours is named Happy Meal. My son had a happy meal for lunch the day the elf arrived.”

From Shannon, “I would name mine (if I had one) “Stella” so in the mornings I could say “STELLAAA” like in Rocky. Lol”

I don’t even want to know why Janine’s little darling decided to name her Elf,  Stinky. So,  just in case this year is the year you welcome your first elf I have pulled together a list of 109 of the best Elf on the Shelf Names for your consideration. Be sure to PIN it for quick access when your elf arrives, or you might end up with a name like, “Happy Meal” when your Elf lands in your home.

PS Shannon, I’ll be saying that to myself every morning until Christmas!

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  1. We called our elf on the shelf Fred

  2. “Stella” is from the movie “A Streetcar Named Desire”, not “Rocky”; and the context in which “Stella” is screamed in “A Streetcar Named Desire” is very dark. The name screamed in “Rocky” is “Adrienne”.


  4. This is our 1st year for Elfs and we have 2 a boy & a girl I am naming them Elvis & Ella

  5. We have named our elf Elvis?

  6. Same just got a boy
    elf too!

  7. Me too!

  8. I have a elf on a self and I named it SNOWFLAKE?

    • Me to just got a new one!

  9. If I have an elf on the shelf I would of named him Halo

  10. I have an elf (I’m around 14 so…yeah) i want to name her moonbeam or Lollystar, so because i have a sister i go with Lollystar! I love blue razberry lollypops and my sister likes the name star or moon, so tell me what you think of LollyStar!!!

    PEACE OUt -FlamePaw

  11. instead of buying an elf on the shelf for my daughter I crocheted her one, she named her Addison Saige and calls her Addy for short.

  12. I love those ideas thanks!!!!!!!!!*()

  13. We named our elf jingles in 2009, but this year we have two girl elves PIXE and LILY!!!!

  14. I named mine Felf.:

    Felf the Elf that sits on the shelf.

  15. I’m a kindy teacher where we do elf on the shelf with our favourite elf Nutmeg. We wrote Santa a letter telling him we loved Nutmeg so much last year could he please send us the same elf this year and not a different one. Looks like Nutmeg stuck!

    • That’s awesome! Love the name too!

  16. I named my elf on the shelf kansas because I love that place

  17. Ha! I’m glad to hear you’ll be saying that to yourself every morning. It makes me laugh every time I think of it! haha



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