According to the introduction of A.A. Milne's classic story, Winnie-the-Pooh's name was a hand me down from a swan. Milne writes "...we took the name with us, as we didn't think the swan would want it anymore. Well, when Edward Bear said that he would like an exciting name all to himself, Christopher Robin said all at once... that he was Winnie-the-Pooh."
Here is Pooh from the first edition (London: Methuen and Co., 1926) dreaming of Heffalumps and honey. Ask for Sine Illus S44win to see this favorite.