According to the book, the elephant's name is LouLou. David, however, does not name stuffed toys, so this one will be known as Elephant, in much the same way as we have Monkey (see my profile pic) and his boyfriend, Other Monkey. David also decided that Elephant is a boy - by virtue of his long, erm, trunk.
In a moment of utter serendipity this morning, I even found a cheezy birthday card at the supermarket that had a picture of an alpaca in it. And just after David had opened his gifts, the landladies came over with a couple slices of chocolate cream pie, which is Landlady Paula's traditional birthday breakfast (her birthday is today, too). Then I tried to help David think up some names for different yarn colors until he had to make a frantic dash to get all his things packed and get on the road to catch his flight to Denver for the next six days. Before he left, though, he said it was the best birthday he'd ever had.