According to Wikipedia, Milne named the bear after a toy owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne, who in turn was the basis for the character Christopher Robin in the stories. Supposedly Christopher had named the bear after “
Pooh is so popular that the books have been translated into numerous languages, including the Latin version, Winnie ille Pu, which was the first foreign-language book to make the New York Times bestseller list in 1960. Pooh has leant his simple philosophy to a range of topics. Riffs on Pooh include:
Postmodern Pooh by
The Te of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff.
Pooh and the Millennium by John Tyerman Williams.
The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff.
The Pooh Perplex by
Pooh and the Philosophers by John Tyerman Williams.