I'm confused as to how the phandom knows that Phil's nickname for dan is bear?
It’s not Phil’s nickname for Dan, it’s Dan’s family’s nickname for Dan, that Phil has used a couple of times.
1) dan saying bear is what his family calls him
2) phil’s tweet when he was on isle of man in april of 2010
3) and he maybe calls dan Bear at 5:20 of the brownie graveyard video (link) but I still can’t make up my mind
(and honorary mention bc vero just reminded me: phil puts stickers everywhere, and dan had a bear and a heart sticker on his laptop for a while)