Y'all.. reading winnie-the-pooh, and discovered that Christopher Robin clearly made up his own rules about gender norms, and when Edward Bear wanted a new name, named him Winnie-ther-Pooh, and he could (even though Winnie is a 'girls name') because "don't you know what 'ther' means?".

It sounds like 'ther' as a middle name may be code for "uses he/him pronouns". Wonder what Christopher Robin would say people should use for other pronoun indicative middle names?


In other little known Winnie-ther-Pooh facts,
this is an illustration of Edward Bear (before he changed his name), from "When We Were Very Young", a work that is now Public Domain,

and check out that shirt!

So, your Pooh Bear can have a shirt, so long as it's a button down :D
(and yes, in a later version of this image, that shirt was colored in with red!)

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Bonus; the poem this went with, "Teddy Bear" is about body acceptance, and how Edward Bear became "proud of being short and stout"
you can read it here:

@avalon oh shit I grew up with the A A Milne poetry and never clocked this - brilliant! ^_^

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