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, he or she receives the Christmas magic needed to fly to and from the North Pole each night to report to Santa Claus!
It’s up to you and your family members to pick a name for your new North Pole helper. If your elf is arriving at your home for the first time, you’ll want to have a name ready to go prior to Scout Elf Return Week (Nov. 27–Dec. 4). That’s the most common week families adopt Scout Elves or welcome them home for the holiday season!
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. Let chance determine the 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 play into your new elf’s name.
Looking for some additional name inspiration? Check out our infographic of the Top Twenty Most Popular Scout Elf Names to see what some of the most popular picks are. Have fun and happy naming, friends!