Alan Alexander Milne was born in London, England. On
21,1920. His first child is born they named him Christopher
Robin. He was first called Billy by the family and later Moon by
himself because of the problem of saying his last name.
For his first birthday he received a stuff bear from Harrod's in
London. Later known as Winnie the Pooh. The Milne family
move into a cottage in 1925 at Cothford
Farm in Sussex. Which later takes a setting in the Winnie the
Pooh books. Milne publishes a children's story book
collection that does not yet include Christopher Robin or his toy
friends. On December 24 THE LONDON Evening News publishes a
story called "Winnie the Pooh." Illustrations were done by
J.H. Dowd. 1926 "Eeyore has a birthday "was published in the
August edition of the Royal Magazine. In October 1928 "The House At
Pooh Corner" was published and Tigger was introduced to
the public for the very first time. In 1951 the famous by than
toys of Christopher Robin toured the United States. The toys were
insured for $50,000. The toys can now be viewed at the New York Public Library.
How Winnie the Pooh got his name, The now famous bear
"Winnie the Pooh" was not always known as Winnie the Pooh.
The name Pooh first belonged to a swan.
The name Winnie came from an American Black bear at the
London zoo that Christopher Robin always used to go visit.
The bear was Christopher Robin's favorite animal at
the zoo. He spent allot of time inside the cage with the bear.
The bear he often visited was why Christopher named he's stuffed
bear Winnie. Winnie is typically considered a female name but
Christopher Robin insisted his teddy was a boy. In the first
chapter of Winnie-the-Pooh, Milne writes :
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. "Than you can't call him Winnie?" "I
"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
do too, because it is all the explanation you going to get.