Monday, 18 January 2016

...and that's the answer 1

Wow, several really good questions and they require some really good answers of course. The first question was posed by Madi and her Mom and wonders about the name 'Brom'. What does it mean and where does it come from?

The Dutch word brom comes from the verb 'brommen' which basically means to growl. Not a menacing growl, more of a low rumbly growl. It also means to grumble, as in grumbling over the low temperature of the porridge for example. But I think Brom got his name because there is a word in the Netherlands "Brombeer". The first part meaning the grumble and the second part meaning bear. It is used for people who are a bit on the grumbly side. And Brom's full name is actually Brom Beer (Grumble Bear). Of course Brom is nowhere near being grumbly, being the nicest teddy you could imagine. And he loves to dress up and meeting new friends!


12 comments:

  1. Ah ! that's why ! It's the same word in German Brummbär ! I call my husband sometimes like this !

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  2. Grumble Bear, what a cute name for a gorgeous fella
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. Thank you. Brom is happy with the name as well.

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  4. Hari om
    No, not a thing grumbly about Brom!!! Wonderful post to feature him :-)
    YAM xx

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  5. GRUMBLE BEAR??? We didn't know you Grumbled Brom... We thought you were always a very Layed Back.. Easy Going sort of guy. Good to know. Excellent answer... THANKS

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  6. Interesting. Glad he is not really grumbly.

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  7. How interesting! Thanks!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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  8. Wow, we loved reading about what your name means, Brom!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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