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Introduction

Don’t be a cotton-headed-ninny-muggins when it comes to naming your pooch! Use this Elf dog name guide to land the perfect moniker for your little (or big) “buddy.” Elf is such a magical and heartwarming Christmastime movie. And your dog is magical and heartwarming as well. Whether you’re getting a dog for the holidays or simply head-over-heels crazy about the film Elf, you’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for an Elf inspired name. It’s a film filled with Santa’s North Pole and New York City itself. It’s humorous and moving. It’s troubling at times and then friendly. It helps you feel a little less alone in the world. Remind you of your pup much? We thought so.

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Elf Dog Name Considerations

Many larger dogs actually have this mindset that they’re little. You can adopt a 75-pounder who thinks they’re actually an 8-pound lapdog. It’s pretty comical, and it’s also reminiscent of Buddy the Elf, trying to fit his tall stature into Santa’s elves’ shower, desks, and, well, everything. Leon the Snowman is the one to suggest, “Of course you’re not an elf. You’re six-foot-three and had a beard since you were fifteen.” Buddy sees himself as one of the teeny toy makers, but he’s a huge man! He’s, indeed, too large to really fit on Papa Elf’s lap. It’s a charming kind of denial.

The name “Buddy” is a gem for obvious reasons. I mean, this little guy or gal is your best friend. But you might even choose to give the title “Smiley,” “Snuggles,” “Muggins,” or “Syrup” to your pup as a nod to your favorite holiday elf. If you’ve got a grumpy-faced darling on your hands, think about “Miles,” “Gimbel,” “Naughty,” or “Hobbs.” If your pooch is rather lively, consider “Cheer,” “Jovie,” “Leon,” or even “Santa.” Even some of the actors’ and actresses’ real names might be fitting: “Will,” “Zooey,” “Dink,” or “Mary.” Finally, if you have a pair of dogs who need dynamic duo names, try “Swirly” and “Twirly.” They are your sweet gumdrops, after all!

Male Elf Dog Names

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Miles
For the children’s storybook writer in the film, Miles Finch
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Papa
For Buddy’s Papa Elf
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Walter
After Buddy’s real dad
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Gimbel
Gimbel’s is the store that Buddy and Jovie work at
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Leon
For the claymation snowman at the North Pole
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Santa
Buddy hates the Gimbel’s Santa
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Hobbs
Buddy’s true last name
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Finch
For the children’s storybook writer in the film, Miles Finch
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Will
After actor Will Ferrell
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Michael
Buddy’s half brother
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Fulton
Works with Walter
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Morris
Works with Walter
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Naughty
Walter is on Santa’s naughty list
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Ferrell
After actor Will Ferrell
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York
The movie takes place mostly in New York City
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Bob
After Bob Newhart, Papa Elf
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James
After James Caan, Walter
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Dinky
After Peter Dinklage, Miles Finch
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Artie
After Artie Lange, the Gimbel’s Santa
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Tay
After Daniel Tay, Michael
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Andy
After Andy Richter, Morris
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Muggins
For “cotton-headed ninny-muggins”
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Cane
One of the elves’ food groups: candy canes
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Syrup
One of the elves’ food groups: syrup
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Nutcracker
“Son of a nutcracker!”
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Forest
Buddy had to travel through the Candy Cane Forest
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Swirly
Buddy had to travel on the sea of swirly-twirly gumdrops
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Lincoln
For the Lincoln Tunnel
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Narwhal
Mr. Narwhal is a sweet claymation whale
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Puffin
After Arctic Puffin at the North Pole

Female Elf Dog Names

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Jovie
Buddy’s romantic interest in the film
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Zooey
After actress Zooey Deschanel
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Emily
Buddy’s stepmother
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Deb
Walter’s secretary
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Baby
Buddy was a baby when he crawled into Santa’s sack
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North
Buddy lives at the North Pole
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Elvie
Because Buddy was raised by elves
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Holiday
Elf is a holiday movie
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Mary
After Mary Steenburgen, Emily
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Ninny
For “cotton-headed ninny-muggins”
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Cheer
“The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud…”
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Candy
One of the elves’ food groups: candy
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Angel
Buddy wants to make snow angels
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Snuggles
Buddy wants to snuggle with his dad
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Smiley
“Smiling’s my favorite!”
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Pretty
“You have such a pretty face. You should be on a Christmas card!”
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Twirly
Buddy had to travel on the sea of swirly-twirly gumdrops
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Sugar
Buddy loves sugar
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Fran
“Francisco. That’s fun to say!”
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Lovey
Buddy loves reminding people that he loves them
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Coffee
For the “World’s Best Cup of Coffee”
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Purpley
“That’s a nice purple dress. Very purpley.”
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Cookie
“I’m sorry I… crammed eleven cookies into the VCR.”
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Whisper
“I like to whisper, too!”
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Kissy
Jovie says that Buddy “missed” when he doesn’t kiss her
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Singer
Buddy loves to sing
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Fave
“Buddy the Elf. What’s your favorite color?”
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Affinity
“It’s just nice to meet another human who shares my affinity for elf culture.”
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Spaghetti
Spaghetti with syrup, anyone?
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Snowflake
Buddy cuts out paper snowflakes for decoration

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