If you were a child of the 80s or 90s, you’d remember the popular, sculptured dolls called Cabbage Patch Kids. Nearly every kid had one, unless your parents opted to buy the cheaper version. I had a similar doll which I called Judy. She came with me when I was six to get my tonsils out. To this day she still has the hospital band the nurse placed around Judy’s arm when I had my operation.
The dolls became a popular toy because of the unique adoption process which made it personal and special. Each doll came with their own unique name and birth certificate. Names could be officially changed but it was a process and this added to their charm. With a soft body to cuddle, sweet clothes to accessorise, adorable facial features and the iconic signature on the butt, the Cabbage Patch Kid dolls hit the spot for retro kids.
See the signature of Xavier Robert on the bottom? I was reading on My CP Collection about identifying the date from the signature, and it looks like this one was from 1985.
Identifying Cabbage Patch Kid from signature
- 1983 – Black
- 1984 – Green (Preemies and Foreign kids had Black siggies this year)
- 1985 – Blue
- 1986 – Red
- 1987 – Aqua
- 1988 – Lavender
- 1989 – Rose
Brooke was hoping someone might be able to help her with finding out more about her brother’s doll from the signature. Any feedback? Just leave it in the comments. The only thing I was curious about is the signature does not seem to be the traditional one from Xavier Robert (like the doll pictured above). However, it does seem to be one of the earlier signatures used by Xavier.
When we asked the BAFM community what your cabbage patch doll was called, we were blown away with the names. Some of them are hilarious. Others are a bit strange. Any wonder some of you requested a name change!
Jodie shared her doll called Dwight Matthew, who she played with when she was a child, and then her son after her. Oh, mine had one of those dummies too!
Here is a list in alphabetical order of some of the Cabbage Patch Kids that were adopted in the 80’s and 90’s. Some of these ‘kids’ are 30 years old. If you want yours on the list also, simply leave a comment below.
Grizelda Linda Gwenda
Karen Linda Roberts
Landon Christopher Roberts
Polly Leonie Koko
Ralph Rhy Woods
Simon Augustus Nash
Stephanie Louise Gabriel
Wallin Dillon Manny
If you’re expecting a baby and looking for some name inspiration, you could find your baby name from this list.
Anyone for Wallin Dillon Manny?
This is Sharron’s doll from her childhood in the late 80s. His name is Russell James. Those eyes.
Cabbage Patch Kids are still available today and you can adopt one here: Cabbage Patch Kids.
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AngelaApril 14, 2021 at 6:42 am
Hi! My little guy is named Dougie Theodore (Feel free to add to your list). He has a little bit of blond hair sticking up on the top of his head, blue eyes and was born Oct 1st 1985. He’s a preemie and I remember waiting in line with my mom at Kmart to pick him up. It’s one of my first memories. I still have his Birth Certificate and adoption papers as well. He’s is now my 3 year old daughter’s favorite toy and it makes me so happy to see how much she loves him.
DebbieJuly 22, 2021 at 9:08 am
My daughters dolls are Lottie Freda and Luna Suzanna 🙂
SusanApril 17, 2021 at 3:43 pm
Looking for Frank Ricky not even on the list.
JasonApril 18, 2021 at 4:07 am
DianeJune 4, 2021 at 3:50 am
I’m looking for Clark Kendrick, 1986
PattyMay 1, 2021 at 9:03 am
Looking for Charmaine Louise
ChristinaMay 1, 2021 at 11:15 am
Wendy TuckerMay 4, 2021 at 8:05 am
I have a Kyle…and it’s not on list.
Melissa HeymansMay 12, 2021 at 4:22 am
Tracie leda is missing
Debbie DoneczMay 6, 2021 at 3:26 am
My children (38 & 39) each had a cabbage patch doll with blue butt sugnatures. I saved them along with the Birth Certificates and recently gave them to my 3 year old granddaughter, who just loves them. She takes them everywhere she goes abd has tea parties with them.
FRED HAROLD born September 14, 1985 has short curly red hair and briwn eyes
LIBBY MARIANNE born September 7, 1985 has blond braids and blue eyes
Steven EdwardsMay 6, 2021 at 5:36 pm
Ella DanielleMay 10, 2021 at 5:16 am
MarcoMay 10, 2021 at 7:01 am
I have Maudie Suzette, trying to find an appraisal on her.
Johna ODonnellMay 13, 2021 at 12:41 pm
I’m looking for my old one.. Her name was cherry Sonia.. I believe? I had her when I was a very young child. I was born in 82 so mine was brand new..
Renee strathearnMay 16, 2021 at 8:01 am
Thank you I enjoyed reading your blog.
I was gifted my cpk from my mum when I was 9 I think.
I loved her , kept her in good condition and now my youngest three daughters twins5, and 4, love her. I was given a second cpk second hand when my older girls were little.
Both dolls are 1985,
My doll name : Moyna Estelle please add to you list.
Nicola PalmerMay 17, 2021 at 6:17 am
For my 5th birthday april 1985, I had Anita Katie, and for my 6th birthday the following year, I had Estella Bibi.
My sister Who is 3 years older than me had Evie Meredith for her 8th birthday and Rufus Toby on her 9th. I changed mine to Katie Anne, and Stacey Louise. My sister changed hers to Eve Meredith and Toby Rufus. We adored our cabbage patch dolls. The box they came in were HUGE and the shape was iconic so you knew what you were getting, just not which one. It was incredible to see the box all wrapped up when you woke up on your birthday. So much so I can remember those two birthdays like they were yesterday, not 36 & 35 years ago !! We were VERY lucky to have been bought them. They weren’t cheap, but oh how they were loved. ??
Nicola PalmerMay 17, 2021 at 6:26 am
Katie Anne had long bright yellow blonde wool hair tied back in a ponytail with blue eyes, and a blue signature. Stacey Louise had long brown wool hair in pigtails with brown eyes and a red signature.
I’m sure my sister’s Eve Meredith had dirty blonde shorter hair with green eyes and Toby Rufus had curly cropped hair that was a dark blonde with blue eyes. I’m unsure on their signature colours, but as they were brand new, I’m guessing the same colours as mine had for that year. x
GinaMay 18, 2021 at 11:37 pm
Corinna Dyna, Antony Allister, Colin Harry, Sharry Laney
Kylie DowlingMay 19, 2021 at 10:32 pm
Hi I’m an 80’s kid lol my original boy blonde hair sailor suit, his original name was Hillery Seth, I sent away for his new name, named after my awesome uncle RIP, Lesley Seth, not on the list either name’s, strange ?
Barbara AikenMay 20, 2021 at 11:26 am
My daughter had a cabbage patch kid for xmas 1984/5
Dolls name was Angelica Olimpia, sadly we no longer have the doll,
From Barbara Aiken
Norma FenimoreMay 23, 2021 at 12:36 pm
I have Earl Eldon along with his original clothes and birth certificate & adoption papers. Never been out of the original box. (The plastic cover on box became unglued years ago, so I placed the box in a zippered plastic case.)
Sarah StewartMay 24, 2021 at 1:54 am
I had 4 ‘adopted’ during the 80’s and 90’s
Darlene Nicole – traditional kid
Hunter Fitzgerald – baby with dummy
Esmerelda jessie – round the world edition from Scotland
Luther Vernon – clown
And now waiting for my Hand stitched original one to arrive – still love them all!
Kristie DespainMay 24, 2021 at 3:24 am
Rory emmy. I have her in the box
Kristie DespainMay 24, 2021 at 3:25 am
1985 brown hair and eyes i cant find anything about her .
Heather MelendyMay 27, 2021 at 12:45 pm
Alvina Kelly. Premie. Bald. Loved her. Still have her and the papers.
Margaret FunchesMay 31, 2021 at 9:47 pm
Looking for Adell Roxey
Chasity AhlqvistJune 9, 2021 at 2:26 am
Looking for Joel Brian… 1987 I believe…
Lydia R RiveraJune 9, 2021 at 3:49 am
Two Birth certificates
Adela Remedios, Adam Ramona
Lydia R RiveraJune 9, 2021 at 3:52 am
Two Birth certificates from 1984
Adela Remedios and Ada Ramona
Toni rainoneJune 16, 2021 at 1:12 am
I am looking for Ranna Emilia ! She was my moms first cabbage patch doll short blonde curly hair born October 1st ! Please let me know !! She doesn’t even pop up which is strange
Phil UsakowskiJune 20, 2021 at 6:58 am
I have Alexina Bev born Sept. 1st U14405-82. Complete with all paperwork, box, and an extra outfit also in the box. Anyone interested?
Helen HillJune 20, 2021 at 11:32 pm
Irvine Thomas was mine.
MaChelle TaylorJune 21, 2021 at 1:19 am
I still have my Flora Suzette with orange hair, brown eyes and pink jump suit. She is 34 years old and looks as youthful and new as the day I got her on my 17th birthday.
Meg pJune 22, 2021 at 12:23 am
My CPK is Ernestine Agatha aka Ernie.. My mom bought her for me when I was a baby around 1989-1990. my mom would always say “it was the best $25 ever spent” she went everywhere with me ???
tiffony farquharJuly 1, 2021 at 9:38 am
I had one named joellen hettie when I was a little girl I’m grown women who has just purchased two old ones a premie named Everett Maximilian and a girl named Dixie Rorie
BridgetJuly 2, 2021 at 3:43 pm
Please add Richard Alexander. I miss him. He was a part of the family.
Elizabeth PetroneJuly 10, 2021 at 10:13 pm
Please add Faith Pansy, ty
Rachel JonesJuly 12, 2021 at 5:42 am
I have a blond haired blue eyed cabbage patch kid with the blue signature. I recently acquired her in a give away from a friend. She has no papers so I do not know what her name is. This is all I’m wanting to know. How do I find out what her name originally was?
Ketty's momJuly 12, 2021 at 12:10 pm
Ketty, I don’t remember her middle name 🙁 she had red “cornsilk” hair 🙂
Michelle GreilJuly 16, 2021 at 11:04 am
I found an African American bald baby with bright blue eyes with my daughter’s toys. The signature seems to be purple. Anyone have an idea who this doll is or when he is from?
Jack GatewoodJuly 16, 2021 at 1:45 pm
Looking for CPK with name Jack David. We were at the factory sometime after 97 when a baby was born and they asked me and a friend for our names.
SRJuly 19, 2021 at 12:10 am
Nanette Tommi (1984)
Aylsa Lana (1987)
Landon Hart (1996 Olympic soccer)
gayle virtsJuly 26, 2021 at 11:01 pm
Elva Claire and Reuben Martin not on list
MELISSA MCCLEAFJuly 29, 2021 at 11:15 pm
Antoinette Tansy was mine. Could you add her name to the list please.
Mike ByersAugust 4, 2021 at 3:52 pm
Imee FigueroaAugust 7, 2021 at 8:34 pm
My daughter’s CPK was Chelsea Chantal who was born in August of 1997. I’ve been looking online for that “brushing teeth” doll to gift my daughter for her upcoming birthday. Can anyone help me find it?
Please feel free to add this doll’s name on the list. Thanks ??
Barb ColletteAugust 10, 2021 at 4:37 am
Hello. Looking for some help. An older lady that I was looking after has recently gone into a nursing home and while going thru her things I came across a Cabbage Patch Doll but I am unable to find any information on it. His name is Quentin Percy and was born in the Cabbage Patch on September 26th and according to the signature on his bottom which is blue is from 1985. I have all the paperwork for it which she never did fill out for the proper adoption papers. It looks like the original 1984 Fernando Doug Cabbage Patch Doll but this one has reddish brown hair and brown eyes. The tag on it has 1978-1982
AmandaAugust 10, 2021 at 4:44 pm
Mine is 1982 his name is Glen Quinton but I lost his birth certificate.
VAugust 11, 2021 at 7:11 am
you won’t find your cp baby’s name on the list if you haven’t put it there. Your baby was the only one with that name. I had Heidi Susan and Shane Isaac.
Bonnie BradyAugust 21, 2021 at 1:42 pm
My CP Doll is PATRICE CORISSA. Can’t find her n the list of names. She has short blonde curly hair and a matching yellow dress. All her papers and original box. Perfect condition never out of her box. I would like to sell her but would like some info. She butt signature
Bonnie BradyAugust 21, 2021 at 1:47 pm
Let me know if anybody knows about her
JulieAugust 22, 2021 at 11:40 am
Please add Marilyn Delores and her horse Chocolate
RenAugust 22, 2021 at 3:07 pm
Tamara Kinta ( red hair, green eyes) and Audrey (prem). Wish I still had the birth certificates!
Wendy ThompsonAugust 25, 2021 at 3:36 am
Norma MaloneAugust 26, 2021 at 8:00 am
My daughter has two cabbage patch dolls. One is named Odette Daphne, born on September 1, (has signature from 1984) and the other is named Shannon Claud, born September 1st (has green signature from 1984). Have birth certificate and official adoption papers for both. Odette is colored with short brown hair and Shannon is white with long blonde braids.