As I have volunteered to join in as a Joey Scout Leader, I need to pick a name for myself.
In Australia the Joey leaders take their names from the local flora and fauna. I think I have found my name.
Early possibilities were chuditch (which is an aboriginal word for the quoll – our largest feline predators.) I was warned against the obvious wombat due to an unfortunately common description of their eating habits having a double meaning.
So next I strike upon the humble Bull Ant, otherwise known as the Jack Jumper. This resonates for a few reasons.
Size – I am of a good heft 🙂 Simple, strong and individual (unlike many other ant species.) They love to eat sweet things. I was once one of the commercial Bullants, though sadly was made redund-ant.
Well that does it for me. Now it only remains to see if the name is acceptable to the scouting leadership and more importantly if the kids can pronounce it.