North Pole Naming Tips for Your Scout Elf, Reindeer and Saint Bernard

Did you know that it’s up to you to give your Scout Elf, Elf Pets® Reindeer and Elf Pets® Saint Bernard pup a name? That’s how they get their Christmas magic! That’s why naming your new North Pole visitor can be a very important moment for the entire family. This Christmas, gather your family and flip through these helpful hints that will help you find the perfect name for your North Pole pals.

  • Be Inspired by Christmas Cheer

    North Pole Naming Tips – The Elf on the Shelf

    Take a look around at all of the Christmas décor surrounding you for the perfect yuletide-inspired name. How about Holly, Jingle Bells, Poinsettia, Sugar Plum, Joy, Kris Kringle, Plum Pudding or Snowflake? Your North Pole visitor will love their festive name!

  • Get Creative

    Don’t want your Scout Elf or reindeer to be any Tom, Dick or Harry? Choose an unconventional name by taking inspiration from a candy you love, a word you’ve seen on a sign or an unusual name or place you’ve read about in a book! Children can even try closing their eyes and naming their elf, reindeer or Saint Bernard after the first thing they see when they open them.

  • Use What’s Popular

    North Pole Naming Tips – The Elf on the Shelf

    If you don’t have to have an original Scout Elf name, try a tried and true name that’s already beloved by families everywhere! View the “Top 20 Scout Elf Names” here.

  • Pick More Than One

    Many elves, Saint Bernards and reindeer have more than one name. You can choose a first, middle and last name for your elf or Elf Pets® friends to appease as many members of the household as possible.

  • Play Off of Their Personality

    North Pole Naming Tips – The Elf on the Shelf

    Every Scout Elf, reindeer and Saint Bernard has a unique personality, and that personality usually fits with the temperament of the family that adopts them. What is your family like? If you all enjoy reading, then name your elf or Elf Pets® after a famous author you love. If you are music lovers, choose a favorite song or band to name your new friend after. Or, using adjectives that describe your family can help set the tone for how your Scout Elf, reindeer or Saint Bernard will behave and can result in some fun and unusual names!

  • Use Funny Words

    Quick, what’s the funniest word you can blurt out? Have a good laugh with your family members and create some memorable names by having a silly naming contest. The craziest idea wins!

  • Use Your Own North Pole Name

    North Pole Naming Tips – The Elf on the Shelf

    The Elf Pets® Reindeer Name Generator and the Scout Elf Name Generator show you and your family members what your names would be if you were North Pole helpers, but they can also provide some inspiration for naming your Elf Pets® Reindeer or Scout Elf, too!

After your family has agreed upon the perfect name, don’t forget to register your Scout Elf, Elf Pets® Reindeer or Elf Pets® Saint Bernard at elfontheshelf.com to receive a personalized adoption certificate, letter from Santa and more!