Choosing a name for a teddy bear is an important matter! When you buy a cuddly soft toy, you are not just adding a new toy to a child’s collection, but introducing a very important friend to the family.
A bear can be a life long friend to a child and will accompany the family on many outings. He will provide companionship and comfort over the years, in the way only a cuddly friend can. No words, just cuddles, hugs and comfort.
So with this in mind, you can imagine how important it is when it comes to choosing a name for your new soft toy.
Some teddies come ready named, such as Pooh Bear, Rupert and Paddington but children love to give them a special name, making the cuddly toy a real friend. This provides a connection and a sense of ownership. It is an important choice for the child to make, after all it will stay with the bear for life! The chosen name will give the stuffed animal and instant personality and presence. It will no longer be a stuffed toy but a true friend.
Choosing the name
Frequently a child will come up with a name instantly. It will often be a feature of the bear that inspires them, such as the colour or style which can be something quite simple like ‘Fluffy’ , ‘Cuddles’ or ‘Brownie.
It is important to let a child choose the name themselves, even if they are struggling. Help them to look at the bears features to see if they get any inspiration. Perhaps give them a few ideas to get them thinking and they will quickly come up with a favourite choice of their own. Allow them to take time over it and remember whatever name they decide on it is their choice, so be sure to approve it!
Famous Teddy Bear Names
There are plenty of famous characters that your child may want to name their new arrival after. Here are just a few ideas:
Winnie the Pooh
Have a look at our blog about famous bears to give you some more ideas.
Cute Teddy Names
Cute names are always popular with children. These are just a few of the most popular:
Traditonal Teddy Names
Many bears are given a traditional name, which can often suit their character. Children will often pick a friends name to call their bear. Some favourites are:
Sending a Teddy as Gift?
If you are sending your bear as a gift for a newborn, or a special birthday for a little one you may of course want to name it for them. Our tip is to keep it simple so that it easy for them to say.
Have a look at all our bears here and remember a teddy bear is for life!