Was Tinker Bell ever Tinkle Bell ? (i.e. Make or cause to make a high ringing sound) Did 'they' change the name because tinkle can be used as a slang term for going piddle.("I gotta go tinkle!")
A Tinker was a traveling person who repaired small metal objects. Such as cooking pots. I don't think they would fix cracked bells. We saw the play Peter Pan. When ever Tink was flying about. (You never saw more than a point of light) You heard a tinkling sound?