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.
Sharing Toys You Loved With Your Kids
HoneySeptember 2, 2021 at 3:12 am
My older sister got one sometime before I was born (1987) named Honey Garland. My parents named me Honey, after my sisters doll and I have been looking for that doll ever since. I never realized the names were unique. I had one as well but I guess I was too young to understand the one of a kind thing about the name.
Perry KlingsickOctober 15, 2021 at 1:46 pm
can you add mine to the list? I have several but I just wanna give you my 1st 4. Two of them I changed their names but i’ll give you both and you can decide…i realize this article is several years old …..anway
1. Alastair Maxie
2.Barbie Pauline-name changed to Jordan Deanne
3. Idalina Elizabeth- changed to McKenzie Vanessa
4. Conrad Whitley
BonnieSeptember 18, 2021 at 9:15 am
So I guess there’s no way of knowing this little guy’s name or story?
Precious CarrasquilloSeptember 22, 2021 at 9:18 am
My cabbage patch dolls name is Rosetta Meryl. Can you please add her to the list, Thank you
QuiriniSeptember 27, 2021 at 2:55 am
Walter Dunstan, born Nov 1, but I forget the year. Early 90’s. My child’s doll, I kept him for posterity. My child is now the age I was when I gave birth. Unreal how fast time flies.
Helen JacobsOctober 1, 2021 at 1:05 pm
Simona Judy (girl) & Conway Doyl (boy) were the two I had.
RaeOctober 12, 2021 at 4:00 am
My doll’s name was Mark Jerry. Please add him to the list & thank you for doing this. Good nostalgia!
KarenJanuary 3, 2022 at 6:40 am
My cabbage patch kid was Erica Esther and my Preemie was Albertina Clare.
Michele Lynn AndrewsOctober 12, 2021 at 5:10 am
My little guy is named Neil Daren but I’m not sure he is 80’s he has blue signature which supposably is 1985 but tag says 1978 so it’s confusing…he is a Preemie as well.
You can add him to your list but I also would love to know his value if possible.
RACHELLE MCCONNELLOctober 12, 2021 at 7:35 am
My dolls name Is Rachelle Althea born on July 5th
Carol CheneyOctober 13, 2021 at 5:20 am
I have two Cabbage Patch Kids from the 1980’s Beaumont Fairfax and Elisabeth Ivy.
Heather MoyerOctober 16, 2021 at 5:27 am
My dolls name was Philomena Charline. She was from 1984 and I still have her.
Kameron LabateOctober 16, 2021 at 7:30 am
My little one is a Preemie 1985 blue signature. Her name is Tina Alvina. My children have one each from this year named Crystal Ann and Mario Grayson. My children named their kids so the names are truly original.
We hope to visit Babyland someday and I would love to get an exclusive handmade and name her Ava Grace. One day maybe, one day.
Linda HoldenOctober 20, 2021 at 10:08 am
Born September 1st, Clea Sherrie, blue signature 1985.
KaylynOctober 22, 2021 at 1:15 pm
Mine as a kid was named Luanne and she had black hair and white skin ….. however, I am searching for the name of this one I just got at a thrift store … she has tan skin, dark brown hair, and brown eyes (no dimple as I’ve seen on google) how can I go about finding this specific dolls name? Google is no help . Brought me here lol … she’s also got a 1985 blue signature on her bum and the authenticity stamp on the back of her head. . Can anyone help please ?
TammyNovember 29, 2021 at 10:59 am
Names were assigned randomly as birth certificate in the boxes for the dolls. If you have a doll with no birth certificate you can easily buy a new one off-line like eBay. There is no way to know the actual name that that doll came with it unless you find one, from that time, in a box intact with attached birth certificate
AllisonOctober 22, 2021 at 6:34 pm
My parent bought me my cabbage patch doll in the 80’s and I still have her she has orange hair and her name is Naomi birdie.my twin sister loved my dolls name that much she named her daughter Naomi X
CherinOctober 24, 2021 at 12:21 pm
Amy PeffleyOctober 25, 2021 at 8:50 pm
I had 2 girls. 1 blonde, 1 brunette. Fiona Renee, and Hazel (can’t remember middle name). My brother had a boy, Ryan Sebastian.
FionaOctober 27, 2021 at 7:22 pm
My daughters dolls name was Polly Caprice
CarolOctober 28, 2021 at 9:59 am
My daughter’s doll was named Lilah Sally. Would love her to be added to the list.
Lisa LoyOctober 29, 2021 at 5:15 am
My dolls name was Sheena Madella. Please add her to your list!
Bob ClaffeyNovember 1, 2021 at 3:51 am
dolls name is ethan marshall born sept. 1st 1983
ANGELA R. SOELLNERNovember 3, 2021 at 5:46 am
My dolls name was Christie Leda! Please add her name to your list.
Sarah CroneNovember 7, 2021 at 4:46 am
I have colored baby. She is an 80’s doll and is original. Her name is Elvira Gina. The name given when she was made. Please add her name.
Dana RhodebackNovember 7, 2021 at 6:28 am
I adopted Sadie Gloria in 1983. She has a stamped signature in black. One of my friends had a preemie that was hand signed. My cousin worked at a department store the first year the cabbage patch kids came out and was able to get Barbara Petra for me. If you wouldn’t mind adding their names please. Babyland General Hospital had in the past bath camp. You’d drop your baby off to be cleaned and mended for a few days. Sadie has attended twice. Thank you!
Martha KnightNovember 9, 2021 at 11:55 am
My daughter has Andrew Gale signed . His birth certificate is a dark red. How much is he worth? He was adopted in Columbus, GA in 1979 or 1980.
Kate McClintockNovember 9, 2021 at 9:55 pm
MINE WAS CALLED LORALIE BERNADENE . SHE HAD A MINT GREEN COTTON DRESS ON AND SHORT YELLOW CURLY WOOL HAIR.
Dorothy StendardiNovember 12, 2021 at 4:09 am
Mine is named Ilene Cynthia. I have her birth certificate, born Nov 1, 1984
Pam SmithNovember 14, 2021 at 5:43 am
Could you please put my daughters cabbage patch doll on the list.he is from 1987 and his name is Harry Aubrey.he has no hair and is a gorgeous faced coloured boy.he is now my granddaughters doll.
HeatherNovember 14, 2021 at 6:42 pm
Fredrick Gilbert, boy, preemie, not sure about the year and Karina Dawn, Preemie, again not sure about the year. I still have the boy in storage not sure what happened to the girl.
RebeccaNovember 18, 2021 at 5:02 am
My 1980’s doll was named Robina Naomi. I was given her because she had the same initials as myself and brunette hair like my own. She wore a turquoisey blue dress with a white collar and a red bow. Sadly I gave her away when I had “grown out of dolls”. I so wish I hadn’t ?. I always look for her on Ebay etc. just in case I find her one day! Please would you add her to your list.
Lisa SharmanNovember 17, 2021 at 6:34 am
My CPK is called Sadie Ruby – a 1984 doll – absolutely love her
Annemarie JosephNovember 20, 2021 at 5:46 pm
Mimi Gertrude 80’s
Cindy M DichtelNovember 22, 2021 at 7:03 am
I’m looking for a bald boy. He had blue eyes and I used to call him Mitchel Clark, but i’m not sure what his name could really be?
ZeeNovember 23, 2021 at 11:15 pm
My boy’s name is Roger Monte. My brother bought him with his paper route money for me it was Christmas 1983.
Marissa EdwardsNovember 24, 2021 at 4:36 pm
I loved my cabbage patch doll, can you please add her name to the list, Thank you Xxx
Cabbage Patch doll, 1985 ‘Alexandra Cleopatra’
MandyNovember 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm
My doll’s name is Abrona Jill. I always called her Abby, so I thought her name was Abigail.
I was very surprised when I found her birth certificate decades later. ?
Stephanie A DudleyNovember 30, 2021 at 2:15 am
Mine’s name was Etta Jacinth. I can’t remember the name of the preemie I have. Cool list!
Diane SmithNovember 30, 2021 at 1:30 pm
Lonnie Dillon was my sons cabbage patch doll. Probably 1985.
Wish I still had it
Katie HeminoverDecember 2, 2021 at 1:08 pm
I had a bald, soft headed, peachy pink baby. Her name was Caroline Flora. She smelled like baby powder. I know it was the 80’s, but not sure when I got her. 1997, maybe? She had blue eyes and a pink dress and pants
Trudy MetcalfeDecember 2, 2021 at 10:35 pm
Wish I still had mine. Genevieve Queenie 1985.
Please add her
AlexDecember 4, 2021 at 10:51 am
Mine was Deanna Garnet.
Katie J MerlingtonDecember 5, 2021 at 11:12 am
My CP doll is from 1989 her name is Lana Brigitte. She has red hair, blue eyes and missing 2 front teeth. I got her for my 5th birthday. 33 years ago
Betty HollowayDecember 6, 2021 at 1:07 am
Can you add my 4 dolls names please. Matilda Nessie, Christel Roasanne, Thelma Crispina and Flora Gretchen. All four are still in the box with birth certificates.
Constance TurnerDecember 11, 2021 at 8:39 am
Please add the name of the one I got for my daughter, Constance Kirsten.
LesleyDecember 16, 2021 at 9:36 am
I had a black cabbage patch doll called Foster Gerald he was purchased at harrods
DebDecember 21, 2021 at 2:23 am
My cabbage patch dolls name was Sarah Maud I don’t see it on here
Angela RDecember 26, 2021 at 3:42 am
My doll was Emmalynn Cris, birthday September 1st 1983
Bridgett KelleyDecember 26, 2021 at 9:32 am
Grover Elliott was my cabbage patch kids name. Its funny how we remember things from so long ago but can’t remember something from last week.
Dara MorgensteinDecember 26, 2021 at 12:45 pm
PLEASE CAN YOU ADD MINE. I STILL HAVE HER TOO. IT WAS 1985 and her name is JESSICA LAUREN. SHE’S PERFECT LIKE THE DAY I GOT HER FROM MY DAD!!! Also, still smells like baby powder 🙂
Kinley RevelsDecember 27, 2021 at 10:32 pm
Mine is named Monique Cleopatra aka Monica Cleo.
Jim RazoDecember 31, 2021 at 4:53 am
My wife has a Cabbage Patch Kid birth certificate that has a name of April Delta born on October 1st. My question is that I did not see her name on the list names for the period of 1980’s to 1990’s range? Just like to know why it wasn’t listed.
TriciaJanuary 2, 2022 at 1:14 am
Mine came with the name Felicia Barbie.