Every teddy bear I ever had was named George, starting with the one I was given at age 3. It was one of those hideous bears with a fur body and a plastic face, looked eerily like a hairy baby. After a few years - and much like Michael Jackson - his nose caved in and he was starting to go bald, so my mom bought me a new one, an all-fur model with hard plastic amber eyes. Again, I insisted upon naming him George. I don't know why I've always had an obsession with the name George. I've never actually known a George.
GEORGE: From the Greek name Γεωργιος (Georgios) which was derived from the Greek word γεωργος (georgos) meaning "farmer, earthworker", itself derived from the elements γη (ge) "earth" and εργον (ergon) "work". Saint George was a 3rd-century Roman soldier from Palestine who was martyred during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian. Later legends describe his defeat of a dragon, with which he was often depicted in medieval art.