|Pooh and Friends|
Well, here's the answer. There was an actual Pooh, the toy of Milne's son Christopher Robin. This actual Pooh (photographed above) has taken up residence in the New York Public Library, along with other toys of Christopher Robin. When Christopher was young, there was a large Canadian bear in London Zoo called Winnipeg, for which Winnie was a short form. Christopher, as a result, added this to the name of his teddy-bear.
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