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Gray
165345.  Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:02 am Reply with quote

Q: What was Winnie the Pooh's name?
A: Edward Bear.

The opening to the book Winnie the Pooh says:
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HERE is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin.

The name Pooh originally belonged to (the real) Christopher Robin's swan, as mentioned in the introduction to When We Were Very Young:
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IF you happen to have read another book about Christopher Robin, you may remember that he once had a swan (or the swan had Christopher Robin, I don't know which) and that he used to call this swan Pooh. That was a long time ago, and when we said good-bye, we took the name with us, as we didn't think the swan would want it any more. Well, when Edward Bear said that he would like an exciting name all to himself, Christopher Robin said at once, without stopping to think, that he was Winnie-the-Pooh. And he was. So, as I have explained the Pooh part, I will now explain the rest of it.

 
Bunter
165356.  Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:19 am Reply with quote

My late Grandfather believed that he was the inspiration for Christopher Robin.

But then again, he also thought he was an "Emir", despite living in a small caravan in Norwich.

 

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