He was named after a a teddy bear. The teddy bear was named after a Canadian black bear living at the London Zoo and a swan. The bear was named Winnie after the town of Winnipeg, Manitoba.. There's more to the story if you want to check it out on Wikipedia and You may have already figured it out but I'm talking about Winnie-the-pooh, the creation of A.A. Milne. His stories have been loved by millions of children and adults a like and today is his day.
Thank you for Winnie-the-pooh and the many other delightful characters that have brought a smile to so many.