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Woody Woodpecker's girlfriend is named Winnie!
That70sShowGeek  5/14/2018
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My name is Edwina. Named after my father Edwin with a soft "ah" at the end. I love my name, but no one pronounces it correctly. I get Edweeeena, which I think is ghastly. My family called me Wina and when I started Jr. High I became Winnie. I quite love the name Winnie. It is fun and it sort of skips everywhere it goes. It was less appropriate when I was in college, graduate school and became a professional so I went back to Edwina... and Edweeeena. I am retired now and have happily become Winnie again. My family also called me Pooh. I have no problem with being identified with A.A. Milne's wonderful character. If you read the books, rather than just watching movies, you will begin to understand that Winnie the Pooh is a very wise bear. Also, don't miss "The Tao of Pooh" which points out a lot of Pooh's very sage thoughts. Yes, my room is filled with Pooh Bears, and I'm glad. I had several friends in high school who assumed my name was Winifred and called me "Fred" forever. Names are fascinating all the way around.
Dryad  6/10/2017
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I have the name Winnie and I don't think it's that bad but I often get teased and get called Winnie the diarrhea because it sounds like Winnie the pooh/poo (because pooh and poo sound similar).
WinnieThePho  5/24/2017
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Winnie is my mother's middle name, and it’s also what she got called most of the time when she was younger. I think it’s a lovely name, actually one of my favourites.
The honey eating bear is not called Winnie the Pooh in my country, but even though I know its original name now, I still never think of the bear when I hear Winnie. I simply just love this name.
― Anonymous User  2/8/2017
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I love the name Winnie. If I have a daughter, I'm naming her Winnie. Honestly, by the time I'm actually going to have kids, no one is really going to remember what Winnie the Pooh is. Plus, it's just a cartoon.
taylormarie  10/22/2016
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The name Winnie was given to 211 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/13/2016
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Was given to 160 girls in America in 2014.
cutenose  2/22/2016
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A good name for a nerdy, submissive, Asian-American girl.
TyrannosaurusRegina  2/16/2016
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The name Winnie comes from Wales and from Gwenfreywi and it`s signifitination is white wave.
whitewawe  11/17/2014
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I like the name Winnie. It's a cute old fashioned name that I can see on a little girl as well as a full grown woman.
DaisyGraceBaker  6/16/2014
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Jimmy Fallon named his daughter Winnie for Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire!
KaseyEclipse  4/20/2014
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Winnie is not only a female name; it is masculine too. This can be a nickname for names such as: Winston, Edwin, Darwin, etc. OR simply a nickname for the Welsh name "Wyn".
― Anonymous User  4/12/2014
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How is it a bad idea to name a child (regardless of it being a girl or a boy) Winnie? Winnie has a wonderful meaning and no matter how hard you try picking the perfect name, in the future your child will definitely come across some mean people who will easily manage to come up with cruel insults and hurl them non-stop mercilessly. Sadly, name calling has existed for a long time and it is difficult to completely avoid them in one's life. I have met people with what you could call "safe", "normal" names such as Jamie, Hannah, Marcus etc. And they've all been teased not due to their names, but because of other factors based on their looks, culture, habits, weaknesses etc.

I love this name- don't be put off because of Winnie the Pooh! =)
― Anonymous User  4/12/2014
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The name Winnie was given to 98 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/18/2013
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I think Winnie is a very awesome sounding nickname. Too bad about the children's book character taking it over.

It's supposed to be a girls name, specifically. How come the old-man sounding bear got the name? Oh, well. What's done is done.
JW41926  4/2/2011
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Winnie the Pooh/Winnie the pooh/cubby little cubby/all stuffed with fluff/he's Winnie the pooh/Winnie the pooh/silly willy nilly old bear
― Anonymous User  7/9/2010
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I won't go into details, but it could lead to unpleasant nicknames, because of the bear.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2008
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It sounds like the noise a horse makes, and then there's the Winnie-the-Pooh association. I don't know which one is worse.
bananarama  8/2/2008
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is a South African politician and ex-wife of former president Nelson Mandela. She was a controversial activist against the government under apartheid.
Nerd  5/18/2008
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My boyfriend calls me this as a nickname for my full name: Gwendolyn.
GLynElisabeth  5/23/2007
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Could be a nickname for Winona.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2006
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Winnie was the name of Kevin's love interest in the television show "The Wonder Years".
lawruh  7/4/2006
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I immediately think of Winnie the Pooh.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
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Winnie-the-Pooh,
Winnie-the-Pooh,
Tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff.
He's Winnie-the-Pooh.
Winnie-the-Pooh.
Willy, nilly, silly, old bear.
rachypiesheepbaa  2/10/2009
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Winnie Foster, the young heroine of the fantasy novel 'Tuck Everlasting' by Natalie Babbett.
Milene  3/18/2006
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Winnie Holzman is the creator of several American TV-series, including My So-Called Life which originally aired on ABC.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005

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