Do Build-A-Bear Plushies Have Official Names?

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Build-A-Bear has seen 160 million furry friends find loving homes all over the world. Some of these are named, and are part of a branded collection, like Bearemy and Winnie The Pooh. Others are unbranded and somewhat more anonymous, like the popular Classic or Fairy Bears. Our bears are popular because of the wide range of options available, any of which can be personalised and named by your child in order to stoke their creativity. Half of the fun centres around watching your child come up with a name for the new furry family member that will be travelling with them for the foreseeable future. If you’re curious to know a little more about our plushies, we’ve got everything you need to know right here.

Why Plushies Are Great For Kids

A plushie toy, doll or stuffed animal is the ultimate source of comfort for children when their parents are not around. These provide security when they are trying to fall asleep, create a new guest around the (imaginary) tea party table, and often becomes a close confidante for the child too. Plushies make it easier for some children to deal with separation anxiety, inducing a new state of imagination and play that simply wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. These toys are popular for a reason and should be high up on the list of things to remember if the family is planning on a vacation out of town. 

A Creative Bonding Experience

Encouraging your child to nurture their creativity, even from a very young age, can be something that serves them well over the course of their lives. The small act of naming a plushie, or even just giving them a toy that allows their imagination to go wild, not only encourages creative behaviour but can also be a source of bonding for you and the child. If you’re lucky enough, you may even be roped into some of the interesting scenarios and adventures created because the bear is now part of the daily life of the child. This creates lasting memories and will be something to talk about at the dinner table in years to come. 

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The Various Build-A-Bear Collections

At Build-A-Bear, we offer a range of different collections, each of which comes with its own unique set of plushies that can be named and customised. From birthday bears to promise pets, rainbow friends and even special holiday-themed toys, we’ve got you covered if you’re looking for a special surprise for your beloved child or grandchild. Often, the naming process happens within the first couple of minutes. You’ll have so much joy watching your child’s face light up, and perhaps even make a new memory around some of the cute and funny names that are thrown into the pot. 

Adding a Bear To The Family

It’s never been easier to add a Build-A-Bear plushie to your family. Our online store has a vast catalogue of options, with free delivery offered for orders of over R450. Many parents look through the catalogue with their children, to see which toys spark their interest the most. Others prefer to go straight to the store and to let the child explore and point out one that catches their eye. Either way, you’ll end up with a very happy child, ready to take on a world of new adventures with their best friend. 

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