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
AndreaApril 1, 2022 at 12:22 pm
William robertsonAugust 20, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Jay LanceOctober 3, 2022 at 6:49 am
Cornell Arley 1983
ShastaApril 3, 2022 at 2:24 am
I got mine for my 3rd Christmas they were newborns girls their name were glenna tae and elthena Iona
ElisabethApril 6, 2022 at 9:42 am
UniqueApril 15, 2022 at 2:39 am
I got my baby in 1986 for either my birthday or Christmas (I was 2 years old). Her name is Meryl Vanetta. And my 4 children are terrified by her. Lol
Misty GillilanApril 17, 2022 at 6:18 am
I got mine for Christmas 1983. She was a preemie with blue eyes and a lemon tuft of hair and a peach gown. Her name was Frannie JoAnne
Becca LApril 22, 2022 at 11:21 am
Nigel Gardner was my buddy growing up and then later, brought great fun to both of my boys!
JosephApril 29, 2022 at 1:44 am
Anyone know how much the ultra rare 1984 Carlota Kimbra is worth? The behind is signed in green with Xavier Roberts signature and even has the birth certificate unopened. Coca Cola bought all of them and gave each one to the owners of the stores that bought the most Coca Cola from them (back in 1984) & the owner of this one was one of those people.
JoanneJuly 15, 2022 at 12:45 am
My sister was gifted a Preemie just like yours, for Christmas of 1983 – her name was
AngelaOctober 26, 2022 at 1:29 pm
My cabbage patch kids was from 85 and she had dark brown hair as I did and she had the name ANTIA RITA if any anyone has a doll with this name from them please post a pic please
Jyllian SmithApril 26, 2022 at 2:34 pm
Bonnie Lenora & Boyce Livingston ?
Jyllian SmithApril 26, 2022 at 2:40 pm
My first was Bonnie Lenora and later, Premie Boyce Livingston. My parents stood in line at Toys R’ Us for her at Christmastime. It was reportedly mania.
I hope they still exist and are making some kid/s happy. (I always preferred my Poochie—and still do)
AngelaOctober 26, 2022 at 1:34 pm
Omg pooches was one of my favorite toys I’d love to hang out with a “girl” who grew up with the same faves as I did I had cabbage patch kids slippers that were pink with the head at the toes and short Blond hair and RAINBOW BRIGHT AND POUND PUPPIES..and let’s not EVER forget my little pony my fave was purple with rainbow main and sparkles also do u remember shrink a dinks and the smurfs !!!!
AJApril 28, 2022 at 10:46 pm
Leonie Tay 1984
Benita Sylvie 1989
Both still much loved.
JosephApril 29, 2022 at 4:32 am
Hello, does anyone know how much the rare 1984 Carlota Kimbra is worth? She has a green signature of Xavier Roberts and still has the unopened certificate. Coca Cola bought all of them and gave them to the owners of the places who bought the most Coca Cola from them. *She has brown hair, brown eyes and a bib with an orange and yellow giraffe.
Kelly LindbergApril 30, 2022 at 2:26 pm
Avril Giselle, 1986
Amy MaddoxMay 8, 2022 at 8:02 am
I had a blonde hair blue eyed boy named Dale Paul in 1983, and then 1985 I had a bald new born named Logan Irwin and later named one of my sons “Logen Levi”
JodiMay 9, 2022 at 11:34 am
Garry Alfonso was my dolls name!
Karen BaileyMay 18, 2022 at 12:55 am
My daughter Lisa’s at age 5
Gracie Carly (kid) 1983
Alvira Goldie (baby) 1983
CrystalMay 18, 2022 at 5:17 am
I have Jonas Gerard.
Sarah BrackMay 18, 2022 at 9:59 am
I can’t remember the exact year. It was in either 1983 or 1984!! She has long red pigtails and her name is Marcy Sally. I’m not sure if that’s spelled correctly. My mother also spent hours and hours in line 90 min away from the little town in Illinois I grew up in. I can’t find her name on any of the lists I’ve seen !
KimiaJuly 10, 2022 at 6:27 am
Lol!!! I STILL hear about this — the story of my mom waiting hours in this crazy line up to get mine in 1984 lolll.
CindyMay 21, 2022 at 2:20 pm
Mattie Russell was my sons doll. I’m getting ready to give him to my 21 month Granddaughter . Mattie’s tag says 1978, 1982 but butt is signed in green,
denise watkinsMay 28, 2022 at 11:53 pm
not sure what year, name of doll is deborah clothilde
Sandy SternMay 30, 2022 at 10:59 am
Al Barton – Boy, bald with red jacket and blue pants
Tony Cathleen – Girl. Red spaghetti hair with gray sweat shirt and pants
I have a third but can’t find the papers. Yellow outfit with duck on shirt with short brown hair
Jenna JJune 10, 2022 at 3:30 pm
My baby’s name was Adelaide Laurie, and she was purchased in 1989. Addie was mostly bald with a small top knot of auburn yarn hair at the top. Somewhere I think I still have her original outfit and pacifier. Yes, I still have Addie, she’s in my nostalgia tub with some other plushes and my high school letterman jacket.
Patricia ReidJune 16, 2022 at 4:07 am
Could you please add my doll’s name to your list? He is from 1980 and bald with brown eyes. his name is Curtis Elliott. Thank you!
Brandy Jason FranklinJune 24, 2022 at 2:44 am
In the 1980’s I had a red-headed blue eyed baby boy with a pacifier named Kirkwood Irv. He wore a white t-shirt and a light blue velvet jumper. I’m a 46yo guy now and was recently told that my older brother had to pick up the doll at the airport. He had a police escort to his car because the shoppers craze was outrageous….. and yes I still have Kirkwood Irv to this day!
Dawn RussellJune 27, 2022 at 7:33 am
Dena PoindexterJuly 8, 2022 at 4:43 pm
Dodi Marie is my Cabbage Patch Kids’ name,with the black signature on left buttocks
KimiaJuly 10, 2022 at 6:23 am
1984 Brunette Female and her name was Tiffany Louise
Thanks for the site !!
Holly BatesJuly 10, 2022 at 6:45 am
I had Jack Chet. I argued with my mom for him for my birthday she wanted me to get a girl cabbage patch doll. But I just loved my boy doll Jack?
Alex BaughanJuly 11, 2022 at 6:55 pm
My little girl was Aubrey Burt, she had long blonde hair!!
JoanneJuly 15, 2022 at 12:51 am
I’d love to see my Cabbage Patch doll added to the list of names here, please.
Her name is Henrietta Scarlett, and she was my Christmas present back in 1983,so I’d have been 7 years old, and I adored her. She has the green signature, and has mousy brown curls in her yarn hair, with two plaits tied with white ribbons. She wears white plastic shoes, and wears a pretty pink-checked smock and undergarments.
We sent her birth certificate off, to exchange of a mountable coloured certificate.
SandraJuly 19, 2022 at 5:46 am
Hanni Verena 1986
MichelleJuly 19, 2022 at 4:57 pm
My boy was named Sebastian Howard and he was from 1984 with blonde hair
ADRIENNE CONTRERASJuly 24, 2022 at 11:00 am
My doll I got in 1983 his name is Sal Irving he and I have been through so much his body and head are all original may years ago was planing so sending him in to get his body repaired from all his little snags and rips but glad I didn’t he is so special to me. He is one of the bald babies with a black signature no year in the signature and no tag. His tag in on the back of his head .he is 38 years old .
Crystyl ParkerJuly 25, 2022 at 10:43 am
I got my preemie in 1985 and was in love. To my horror she was kidnapped (by another little girl) while we were playing at the park. 2 years later while at the same park, I noticed a little girl with my baby. I knew she was mine because on her other butt cheeks I had signed my name . It was a true fight for custody with mom’s (me and the other little girl) crying and grandparents yelling. In the end, me and my baby Sabrina Rose were reunited. I vowed to never let her out of my sight again and true to my word, baby Sabrina is still doing very well in my care. That was 35 years ago.
AliciaJuly 29, 2022 at 4:41 am
My daughter has a CP baby copyright 1995 made by Mattel with the unusual signature on her bottom like the one in your article. Her name is Tatum Mona and she still has it. When my daughter was around 3 she and I had gone to our local Walmart to pick up an Rx and while we were waiting we were strolling through the toy aisles just looking and a CP boy doll caught my attention because his name was Carter Boone and my son’s name is Boone Carter. Needless to say I bought the doll and still have it and it’s never been out of the box!
Kara WardJuly 29, 2022 at 7:25 am
Ariela Harrietta 1983
RachelAugust 1, 2022 at 2:40 pm
Trista Emma! I still have her and she is still wearing the necklace I made her with her name in alphabet beads. =)
Beth HerringAugust 1, 2022 at 2:58 pm
Im looking for a Patricia louise with a mint green dress and a pacifier and light brown hair
Mia DeBruyneAugust 7, 2022 at 6:26 am
Please add my “Bernice Ruby” to your list. I got her for my 12th birthday in 1985. She has red hair that hasn’t been touched or changed since I got her.
KathleenaAugust 16, 2022 at 8:22 am
Christmas of 1982 adopted Angelina Gaby then someone had stolen her i miss her wish i haf her back
AmyAugust 20, 2022 at 8:13 am
Heidi BartellAugust 22, 2022 at 10:51 am
My Doll was blonde hair blue eyes from 1985 her name was Genevieve Selena
Nicole HensonAugust 22, 2022 at 11:09 am
My doll’s name was Abe Dillon. I loved him so much.
Mable S BoothAugust 24, 2022 at 4:18 am
I have a brown cabbage patch doll named Bingham Lesley born November 1 He is signed on butt in black add his name to list. I have his birth certificate I have his box
Michele BurrowAugust 26, 2022 at 7:00 am
I have one of mine that has never been out to the box. He was born 1985 and his name is Dicky Peter. He is by Coleco.
Mable S BoothAugust 27, 2022 at 3:23 am
Please add my Cabbage Patch’s doll name of Bingham Lesley. A brown baby 1983 signed in black. Has birth certificate and box
sophie mame cosperAugust 28, 2022 at 2:30 am
Cora Thelma, probably 1980
Gina l ClairAugust 28, 2022 at 6:32 am
I saved my allowance for months and ordered a preemie from Toys r’ Us. Had to wait for a long time before he came in!
His brother is Herbie Albert
Romina BukkehaveSeptember 14, 2022 at 10:04 am
I have a beautiful red head cabbage patch doll from 1982 from the label on her, but her original certificate says 1985?
Her name is Justine Cara.
Kiley LathropAugust 31, 2022 at 2:37 am
Gloria Nadine & Darcy Mona ??
I wish I still had them. But luckily they’re with me in pretty much every picture of me as a kid. 🙂
DJSeptember 4, 2022 at 6:49 am
I was mom to red headed, with braids, Jane Joan. I wish there was somewhere to see “where are they now!”
Diana JonesSeptember 15, 2022 at 4:47 am
I have a Brown haired girl named Edy Darlene. She was born September 1st. I also have a reddish brown male named Carleton Cullen also born on September 1st. I have had them for over 30 years.
TimesXSeptember 19, 2022 at 11:10 pm
Mary Loralie 1985
TimesXSeptember 19, 2022 at 11:14 pm
Sid Tony 1985