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    • richardjamesc2

      This is not quite accurate. Christopher Robin named his toy bear after the Canadian bear cub, but Christopher Robin’s bear was male - it’s referred to in the books. The TOY bear that Winnie the Pooh is based on, and some of the other characters of the 100 Acre Wood, can be seen in this picture:…/the… In the first chapter of Winnie-the-Pooh, Milne writes the following: When I first heard his name, I said, just as you are going to say, “But I thought he was a boy?” “So did I,” said Christopher Robin. “Then you can’t call him Winnie?” “I don’t.” “But you said—-” “He’s Winnie-ther-Pooh. Don’t you know what ‘ther’ means?” “Ah, yes, now I do,” I said quickly; and I hope you do too, because it is all the explanation you are going to get.

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