As a child one of the biggest, but most exciting choices you have is what to name your Teddy Bear. The reason it is so important is because that teddy will become their ever-present companion. Giving a teddy a name is the start of a bond that will be unbreakable for years to come.
Why Name a Teddy Bear?
Whilst some famous teddy bears already come with a name, such as Winnie The Pooh and Paddington Bear. It is still important to give your teddy a personalised name. By making a toy personalised it gives the child a sense of ownership and connects the them to that toy. Giving anything a name makes it come alive, it is no longer just an object.
The Naming Process
Naming a teddy bear is slightly different to naming a child. Many parents will think long and hard about what to call a child. This often includes looking back at certain names which have been passed down the family. As well as countless hours flicking through naming books and scrolling through the top 100 names for boys and girls.
However, this is where children are different. Often, children take one look at the teddy or toy in front of them and give it the first name that comes in to their head. This is often formed based on the look or feel of the toy they are holding, for example Cuddles or Honey.
Ultimately, it is crucial that the child chooses the name. This is one of the first times in their life they have to make a big decision and look after something. If they are struggling you can offer suggestions, such as their favourite characters or popular teddy names. Have a look at our list of popular teddy bear names to give you both some ideas! After offering a couple of suggestions, give the child time to think them through and have the final decision.
Popular Teddy Bear Names