Where Do Teddy Bears Get Their Name?

4 April 2019, 11:25 | Updated: 4 April 2019, 12:02

Why are teddy bears called "teddy" bears?
Why are teddy bears called "teddy" bears? Picture: PA

Why are teddy bears called "teddy" bears?

Question:

Name: Where do teddy bears get their name from?

Answer: Jason, Peacehaven

Answer:

**Definitive**

Name: Dan, Tunbridge Wells

Qualifications: "I saw it on TV once"

Answer: Because Teddy Roosevelt, the former US President, once saved a bear when he was out hunting. The press then referred to it as “Teddy’s Bear”.

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