How Does my Scout Elf Get a Name?

Chippey, Snowflake, Fisbee, Buddy—how exactly does a Scout Elf get one of these unique names? For an elf, receiving a name is an exciting moment. That’s because after a Scout Elf is adopted and given a name, they receive the Christmas magic needed to fly to and from the North Pole each night to report to Santa Claus! They also use magic for a variety of other important North Pole duties and missions for Santa!

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It’s up to you and your family members to pick a name for your new North Pole helper.

Not sure how to pick a name for the new addition to your family’s holiday tradition? Here are some quick tips for picking the perfect elf name for your family!

  • Have a family brainstorm and come up with as many names as you can! Put them all in a hat and draw one name out. Leave it up to luck to find the perfect elf name for your new friend!
  • Pick something you and your family love—sports, gardening, movies, board games, cooking, or any other hobby—and pick a fun elf name based on a favorite player, song, film or flower!
  • Scout Elves love all things Christmas—so maybe your new elf would like a holiday-inspired moniker! Ask each family member what their favorite holiday treat, object, or tradition is and see how those could become a part of your new elf’s name.

Looking for some additional name inspiration? See all of our North Pole Naming Tips to get inspiration for Scout Elf names, Elf Pets® Saint Bernard names and Elf Pets® Reindeer names. Have fun and happy naming, friends!