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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Laura E WillenburgJanuary 2, 2022 at 9:01 am
I had one named Petra Belinda. I changed her name to Ashlee Kate because I thought that was about the ugliest name I’d ever heard! lol (Hopefully no one with that name is on here and offended- my apologies if so.)
ChristineJanuary 3, 2022 at 8:18 am
Hi, My two were “regular cabbage patch when they first came out Monica Crissy and my premie was I think it was spell Terra Ethel, or Tara Ethel. My brother had one called Gary Jay. He passed away in 2020. I miss him. :'( Our parents took us to get them. i remember the name was on the pkging and we looked through them to get the one we wanted. 😀 My Monica Crissy was blond. 🙂
Elisabeth KilloughFebruary 24, 2022 at 10:45 am
Mines name is Clinton Norton Rare 1985. Still in original box , original clothes and birth certificate
Amy hoffmanJanuary 3, 2022 at 12:14 pm
I had two-Lizzie Tonia and a preemie named Mervin Phil!
Adam D CottillionJanuary 4, 2022 at 1:08 pm
I have one from 85 that looks like Dudley, clothes and all, but is named Jason Shermon on the certificate. I can’t find any info on him, and it doesn’t seem he is included on any list, so now I’m wondering… who is Jason Shermon?
Mike LagasJanuary 9, 2022 at 6:31 am
I bought a Kid back in the early 80’s for my mom. I was working in a toy store as a truck driver and bought Eddie Bo because there wasn’t any others like him on the truck of 30 kids I had on the truck. I can’t find him anywhere, The signature is in black on his left cheek by Xavier Roberts. I have the box and all the paperwork, including his 1st birthday card that we sent in to get.
RandiJanuary 10, 2022 at 1:13 pm
JessJanuary 12, 2022 at 5:08 pm
I have one called Colin. My grandma bought him when they were first released in Australia. I was never allowed to play with him, until I was 10 and she gave him to me for my birthday. My girls still play with him, and the 5 others from my childhood. Thanks for the timeline, I was able to identify how old some of my dolls were!
TaniaJanuary 12, 2022 at 7:19 pm
I had Alexandra Wanda and Alfred Jessy (still have them) I also had a premier called Paula Pearl, not sure where she is now 🙁
Kylie MackeyJanuary 12, 2022 at 7:22 pm
Mine was Beatrice Mable… I changed it to Alicia Jade
HeatherJanuary 12, 2022 at 7:29 pm
I had Mercedes Desiree and my sister had Harden Dudley
BeckyJanuary 12, 2022 at 8:20 pm
I had one named Hertha imogen.
Nikki ivessJanuary 12, 2022 at 8:40 pm
I had a boy like Dwight above, his name was Maximilian Julius. I still have him and his clothes except his dummy and shoes
C EmmertonJanuary 12, 2022 at 9:25 pm
I had a preemie named Mavis Emily. I loathed the name but never changed it
MeganJanuary 12, 2022 at 9:45 pm
Mine was Azora Salome. I didn’t like her middle name but I liked Azora so I left it. My little sister had a boy doll called Jed. Not sure of his middle name.
Sharon BrantJanuary 12, 2022 at 10:19 pm
My daughters cabbage patch doll name was Rosabella Joy
CharleneJanuary 13, 2022 at 2:19 am
Mine is Jillian Mahala… still have her with original blue corduroy overalls and white blouse… although they’re in rough shape
BridgetteJanuary 13, 2022 at 4:49 am
I have had one for my whole life (born in 1983). She is still with me. Her name is Selma Nina.
RenaeJanuary 13, 2022 at 6:02 am
RebeccaJanuary 13, 2022 at 7:47 am
My cabbage patch doll is Wendell Harry. He belongs to my daughter, now. ?
SarahJanuary 13, 2022 at 1:07 pm
Mine was Lilian Hendrika. I never loved her middle name, but it’s pretty unique!
RubyJanuary 13, 2022 at 6:50 pm
Maurice Dean-Spanish world traveler
Ike Anson and Chamberlain Collin -twin boys
RubyJanuary 13, 2022 at 6:52 pm
Sydney Abner – brothers doll
AsulkowskiJanuary 15, 2022 at 1:06 pm
I still have my two girls, Marcie May I got for my first birthday and Iris Tanya I got for Christmas when I was 6 I think. I am 38 now.
TaraJanuary 15, 2022 at 10:38 pm
This article is amazing!!
My guy was Parker Earl, wish I still had him
Leanne McMullanJanuary 15, 2022 at 10:48 pm
I had one from 1984, her name was Adriana Arabella. I still have her in storage somewhere…
JenniferJanuary 16, 2022 at 2:21 pm
Emmy Alice- ’84
Bobby WigginsJanuary 17, 2022 at 1:44 pm
My sister and my grandma are both passed away but I have their cabbage patch kids. The signatures are black so I assume they are early dolls. My sister’s doll is Ginny Madeline. My grandma’s doll is Dudley Adolph.
Rita ValenciaJanuary 24, 2022 at 4:07 am
My 2 cabbage patch kids were called: Cedric Val and Correcta Elisa
AndyJanuary 25, 2022 at 8:22 pm
Bevie caty is the name on this black cabbage patch from 1983
Jill DJanuary 27, 2022 at 6:57 am
My Cabbage Patch Doll is Eve Jill, October 28, 1983. My mother bought the doll at a boutique shop in Occoquan, Virginia.
MooJanuary 28, 2022 at 7:40 pm
Amanda KlakampJanuary 29, 2022 at 2:31 am
KatieJanuary 30, 2022 at 1:43 am
My MIL just gave my husband his original cabbage patch doll still in the box, to give to our son who was born in November. This cabbage patch doll is named Rodney Gavin.
Margaret RhodesFebruary 4, 2022 at 10:14 pm
CrissyFebruary 6, 2022 at 10:34 pm
I still have my Desiree
Matilda Anne BaldwinFebruary 7, 2022 at 4:31 am
I named mine Dakota
KrystalFebruary 11, 2022 at 9:07 am
SallyFebruary 16, 2022 at 11:57 am
I had five but I only remember some of their names Josephine Ethel and my boy one was Rafael but I don’t remember his middle name. And another was Mabel Malvina and the one with the retractable hair was annabell . Josephine was my first and went everywhere with me until I was 12! My mother still has them all!
NadineFebruary 20, 2022 at 6:02 am
Mine was Elva Sybil and my brother’s was Doyle Marlon, both from the 80s. We stupidly sold them at a tag sale as kids. Would love to find them again someday.
Jennifer DavisFebruary 22, 2022 at 2:57 pm
I have 4 cabbage patch dolls. Never taken out the box. Bought in the 1990s. I have London Gladis, Bern Jenny, Lacey Lexi and Theresa Litzy.
RollyFebruary 24, 2022 at 6:52 am
My 1984 doll is called Eliza Camille
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Michael RobinsonFebruary 28, 2022 at 6:25 am
Both of my girls had one back in 83. I have one named Glendon Kerry from 1983 still in the original package though the package has aged. the only time he was out of the package was to confirm the black signature on Glendon’s bottom.
Annabelle LopezMarch 2, 2022 at 8:20 pm
I had one and her name was Jobbina Sally. I had her from the age of 6 until I was 32 years old. She was registered and I would get birthday cards and all for her every year. It was unfortunate that I lost everything in my house including her.
JennyMarch 4, 2022 at 8:26 am
My daughter had one named David Augustus from 1984 and got another one in 1989 named Victoria she still have both and my 2 grandchildren now play with them
JOHN CARPENTERMarch 14, 2022 at 9:20 am
Baxter Julian wasn’t on your list but he still is in our closet.
DebbieMarch 24, 2022 at 10:47 am
Wendy AndersonMarch 26, 2022 at 2:00 am
My 2 daughters had a blond curly kid 1983 Oonagh Clio, a preemy 1986 bald Pearl Elphia Xmas pressies from grandma.
Wendy AndersonMarch 26, 2022 at 2:52 am
My 2 daughters had a blond curly kid 1983 Oonagh Clio, a bald preemy 1986 Pearl Elphia Xmas pressies from grandma.
LeanneMarch 30, 2022 at 12:53 am
My cabbage patch kids name was Shirley Sofia. My mother made a lot of clothes for my cbk and still have the suitcase full of clothes she made for her. I was even lucky enough that my mother made me matching Pjamas for my doll and I! These are one of a kind accessories for her and I’d say I have about 20-25 different outfits for her. Anybody interested in purchasing? Leave a comment if so!