19 Names from the World of Winnie-the-Pooh

It’s Winnie-the-Pooh day! Celebrated every year on 18th January the birthday of author A. A. Milne — it’s the perfect excuse for family-friendly fun in the great outdoors: teddy bears’ picnics, den-building, treasure hunts, and (of course) Poohsticks! 

Here are 19 names inspired by the wonderful world of Winnie-the-Pooh.

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Hyphenation for the Nation! (Boys’ Edition)

Last month, I did some serious number-crunching and produced a break-down (quite literally!) of a peculiarly British obsession: hyphenated baby names. You can view the girls’ edition here if you missed it.

With around one in six baby girls born in England & Wales now receiving a double-barrelled moniker, the British love affair with the hyphen is well documented on classroom registers across the country. And it’s picking up steam for baby boys too: over 2600 of them received a hyphenated name last year, and that’s only counting those names given to three or more newborns. Chances are that many of the 25,000 odd baby boys whose names were too unusual to be included in the ONS data also fall into this category.

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