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Name the Six White Boomers

26th February 2007 - Jaqui wrote:-
I have been told that the boomers have names just like the reindeer but have been unable to find out if this is true and if so what there names are. I have a display of six white boomers with santa and sleigh I put up for Christmas and would like to put their names on their collars if I can find out. Hope you can help. Thank you Jaqui

Therefore:-
Seeing how this song generates many of the requests from my Christmas in Australia pages, I think we should start a web page aimed at obtaining agreement on what are suitable names for the six white boomers. As a starter we need some suggestions to enter on the page.

Many books / poems / songs give names to a group of characters in their story such as :-

The book "An Australian Night Before Christmas" from Scholastic books published 2006, named eight big roos pulling Santa's sleigh. It called them Kylie, Kirsty, Shazza, Shane, Kipper, Skipper, Bazza and Wayne.

While reading Snow White to my granddaughter I was reminded of the seven dwarfs who are Doc, Happy, Sneezy, Dopey, Grumpy, Bashful and Sleepy.

The poem / song "The Night Before Christmas"
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse - gave us:-
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen.

Rudolph came later from the song "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer".

We have been thinking of possible names for the boomers and feel they should be Australian names. Some suggestions are:-

Kipper Skipper Wazza Bazza Buster
Bruiser Cruiser Bounder Happy Sydney
Dusty Cooee Skippy Maggie Bobby
Hoppy Bounder Leaper Springy Jacky
    Kimberly    

My daughter suggests the names should all end with "Y" while Jaqui prefers names ending with "ER".

We will also need a poem or verse to use and populise the names.

Email received 16 October 2013. From Heather
Thought I would offer a verse so it is verse 2 with a one word alteration to what is now verse 5, to put in the lead Roos name.
Happy Christmas.

Firstly the introductory narrative.

Early on one Christmas Day a Joey kangaroo,
Was far from home and lost in a great big zoo.
'Mummy, where's my mummy? They've taken her away.'
We'll help you find your mummy, son. Hop up on the sleigh.'

The song commences here.

Up beside the bag of toys little Joey hopped,
But they hadn't gone far when Santa stopped.
Unharnessed all the reindeer and Joey wondered why,
Then he heard a far off booming in the sky.

Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.

Santa's sleigh was pulled by 6 big kangaroo
Out the front was Skippy and Jacky too
Followed then by Bazza, Wazza and Dusty
Holding all the sleigh weight was the biggest Kimberley,

Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.

Pretty soon old Santa began to feel the heat,
Took his fur lined boots off to cool his feet,
Into one popped Joey, feeling quite okay,
While those old man Kangaroos kept pulling on the sleigh.

Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.

Joey said to Santa, 'Santa, what about the toys?
Aren't you giving some to these girls and boys?'
'They've got all their presents, son, we were here last night,
This trip is an extra trip, Joey's special flight.'

Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.

Soon the sleigh was flashing past right over Marble Bar,
'Slow down Skip,' cried Santa, 'it can't be far,
Come up on my lap here, son, and have a look around.'
'There she is, that's Mummy, bounding up and down.'

Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.

Well that's the bestest Christmas treat that Joey ever had,
Curled up in mother's pouch feeling snug and glad.
The last they saw was Santa heading northwards from the sun,
The only year the boomers worked a double run.

Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.