Funny Elf on the Shelf Names

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Have you started the amazing holiday tradition that is all the buzz this time of year? If you’re looking for awesome Elf on the Shelf ideas, you’ve come to the right place. But first, you need a list of funny Elf on the Shelf names to choose from. Have you named your elf?

hilarious elf on the shelf names

We’ve been doing this every holiday season through Christmas Eve for almost a decade. Do you know how it works?

Every year the Elf comes to visit. Each night he flies back to the north pole and reports your kids’ behavior to Santa so that Santa knows if you’re on the good list or the naughty list.

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We actually have three elves- two boy elves and one girl elf. One of the funnest things to do when your elf first arrives, is deciding on a name! That has been a fun activity for us each time. Here are some cute elf on the shelf names we think you will love. But, if you want funny, we have some of those down below.

Dollar Tree Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Here is a video where I show you how I found these items in the Dollar Tree store and what they look like once we get them home. This should help you see how we use these ideas for Elf on the Shelf.

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boy and girl elf on the shelf names

Funny Elf on the Shelf Names

If you are looking for a hilarious name for your Elf, these are pretty epic! Most of them could go for a girl or boy elf.

1. Loopy

2. Tooty

3. Chewy

4. Yapper

5. Dopey

6. Doody

7. Sprinkles

8. Spunky

9. Stinky

10. Razzle

11. Dottie

12. Ninja

13. Silly

14. Bonkers

15. Dizzy

16. McDoodles

17. Snickers

18. Ninja

19. Socks

20. Trouble

21. General

best elf on the shelf names

22. Boots

23. Puddin’

24. Tootsie

25. Mr. or Mrs.  Jingles

26. Pickles

27. Tater

28. Cranky

29. Speedy

30. Fluffy

31. Cheeto

32. Grumble

33. Baloo

34. Butterball

35. Ozzy

36. Fancy

37. Spot

38. Carrot

39. Minty

40. Eggnog

41. Elfkins


Having Trouble Deciding on a Name

If you make naming your elf a family affair, this can be super fun, but also can create some roadblocks.

If your kids are fighting over whose name they should use when naming the family elf, take all of the names your family likes and write each one on a small piece of paper. Fold the papers up one at a time and toss them in a bowl.

Decide who will draw- you can either let the youngest draw, the oldest draw or see who draws that shortest straw from the broom. Make it fun!

Whoever is chosen to draw, picks one piece of paper from the bowl and that is the family elf’s name!

Fun, right?

elf on the shelf names list

How to Get Started with Elf on the Shelf

If you’ve never done this fun tradition before,  or if you’re wondering what all the rules are, this is a good read for how to get started with Elf on the Shelf. When you buy your elf, if get get the kit, it comes with the doll and the book that tells the story of the tradition.

If you’ve never done Elf before, this is totally the year to do it! I let me kids name our first one and his name is Dolphin. One of my now 12 year old twins named him… he was 5 years old at the time.

cute elf on the shelf names

Each year I added one new elf- so we also have a couple and their name is Jack and Diane…. so cute!  Yeah, I named them! lol

Between these three elves, they get into a lot of mischief and every day the kids enjoy waking up to see what new shenanigans the elves are up to.

Want to let your elf leave funny little notes for your kids using something like the farmhouse letter board I used in these pictures. Here are some other letter


Remember, you could use the letter board for for your kids to leave notes to your elf or for elf to leave notes for your kids. Talk about lots of fun!!

Wondering how I manipulated our elf’s hands to make this stick to his mouth? I just used some of the sticky stuff off the back of a Command hook. Brilliant, right?


Elf Welcome Ideas 

When your elf arrives for the first time, you will read the book and name your elf. Then, I like for elf to leave a welcome letter.

elf on the shelf welcome letter

Now, if you’ve been doing this tradition for a couple of years, we have this welcome back letter that is super fun too!

elf on the shelf welcome back letter

Editable Planning Calendar

This calendar makes planning so much easier. Just go in and plug in exactly what you want to do each day. Print it our and save it in a special place where the kids don’t find it but you know exactly what to expect each day.

elf on the shelf planning calendar

Make Doing Elf on the Shelf Super Easy 

Want make make coming up with new elf ideas easy peasy? Check out our pack with over 20 Elf on the Shelf pages and includes the welcome letter, do a dot pages, planning calendar, coloring pages, behavior reports and more! Print them out and boom, you’re ready to go!

elf on the shelf activities

Now I am dying to know… what is your Elf on the Shelf’s name? Is it a funny name, a cute name, a crazy name? I want to know!! Leave it in the comments. 

One Comment

  1. I love your post that you have shared about Elf on The Shelf, he makes me smile. I dont have young kids at home, but my husband and I love hiding him from each other.
    Thank you for sharing on O My Heartsie GIrls WW!!

    Hope you are enjoying the holidays!!

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