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
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:-
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 popularise the names.