tdr0609_Winnie-the-Pooh’s real name is XXXX? A surprising truth behind the name written on the sign


Winnie-the-Pooh is a teddy bear character famous for his habit of saying “Oh bother” in a mild, somber voice and his love for honey.

Many people feel relaxed and healed to see his cute yellow body and his laid-back atmosphere.

By the way, do you know that there is a rumor about the character going around on the internet?

The rumor is that… the Winnie-the-Pooh’s real name seems to be Sanders.

The rumor was spread because the sign on his house says “MR. SANDERS” and some stories translated into Japanese say that Sanders is his real name.

However, that name is of the previous resident, and not his.

The first chapter of “Winnie-the-Pooh” says:

“Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders.

What does ‘under the name’ mean?

asked Christopher Robin.

It means he had the name over the door in gold letters, and lived under it…”

In some works in Japanese, this section was incorrectly translated as “Winnie-the-Pooh’s real name is Sanders”, which spread the misunderstanding.

The expression “under the name of Sanders” is a bit ambiguous. Some may interpret it as Pooh living with the name Sanders.

Above all, in the original artwork and animation there is a sign saying “MR. SANDERS” over the door, which may easily cause misunderstanding.

Then, why does he keep hanging a sign with the stranger’s name?

One of the reasons is said to be that he likes the appearance of the sign.

He is not good at writing and reading, so he may just like the design with gold letters, not understanding what they mean.

If that is true, it’s very Pooh-like and cute.

By the way, what was the previous resident Mr. Sanders like…?

That may make us feel even more curious.

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