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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Cy mckennaSeptember 22, 2022 at 11:33 pm
My daughter had one in the 80’s He was Black and his name was George, still have him today
Natalie RobertsOctober 11, 2022 at 3:31 pm
I believe I have Bart Ben 1983
Sophie HarrisonOctober 25, 2022 at 4:38 am
Me & my sister has babies in 1986
TumekgaOctober 29, 2022 at 4:10 am
Ian Marcus African American boy with curly hair receives him on Christmas 1984 over the years I wish I can get clothes and pampers
Anna RatuOctober 31, 2022 at 3:39 pm
Hi! I adopted my Adrianna Julia in 1995
BOBBIE TERRYNovember 3, 2022 at 10:14 am
My boys each picked their own cabbage patch doll off the shelf at Toys R’ Us: Rock Gerald and Honey Aida.
JenniferNovember 6, 2022 at 5:23 pm
MikeNovember 11, 2022 at 5:36 am
StephanieNovember 13, 2022 at 4:29 am
I have one in the box, 1984 Odetta Mabel
Jennifer GoodingNovember 13, 2022 at 12:44 pm
I still have all of my 1980’s Cabbage Patch dolls. And all of the accessories. (Born in 1975 – Richmond, VA) My dolls were named:
Marsha Rowena (premie)
Such wonderful memories!
Lori RNovember 14, 2022 at 2:31 am
How do I find out what this dolls name was?
Joyce BlanchardNovember 20, 2022 at 7:09 am
My daughter has a boy named Daniel Theo,with the adoption and birth certificate,he was adopted September 1983.
VickiNovember 21, 2022 at 3:22 pm
Still have them received in 1984
Quinn salesNovember 29, 2022 at 1:45 am
Marcia Josephine, born Wed 28 1984 to Viola e wood
JoelNovember 30, 2022 at 4:31 pm
I got my cabbage patch doll February 19th 1986. I can remember opening her like yesterday. She had green eyes, brown hair in a ponytail and an ugly frilly dress. I loved her a lot. Her name was :
AnnDecember 1, 2022 at 3:11 pm
My mother left me her “Doralynne Toni” cabbage patch doll. 1983. Wondering what she’s worth?
AnnDecember 1, 2022 at 3:44 pm
I have Doralynne Toni with clear birth certificate and adoption papers. No box. I cannot find her anywhere on the internet.
AlanDecember 4, 2022 at 7:49 am
My uncle had down’s syndrome and adopted a Cabbage Patch Kid named Arlo Toby. He was buried with him.
AlanDecember 4, 2022 at 7:50 am
Oh it was from 1985, because the signature was blue
JenniferDecember 9, 2022 at 9:37 am
Michelle S.December 11, 2022 at 2:53 pm
My Cabbage Patch Kid, from the 80’s of course, had light brown yarn loops for hair, blue eyes, dressed in pink corduroy overalls, I think there was a little giraffe on the bottom of his pant leg, but I can’t remember….my Aunt had made me different outfits for him, so the original outfit was misplaced over time, and moving from place to place. Anyway, I remember giggling with my mom, upon reading his name….I’ll never forget….Crosby Miles…thinking like “he crawls for miles”. I still have him, no clothes though, just the white plastic shoes. I also have a bald baby girl, Brenda Lee, still in her original pale blue and white outfit that has little blue flowers on the top part, her little white socks and white plastic shoes…maybe even her pacifier…I’d have to check my tote of childhood memorabilia though. The 1980’s original kids, look way cuter than the newer versions!!
Barbara BenderDecember 13, 2022 at 2:12 am
Found one after my Mom passed away
Sybil OconnellDecember 13, 2022 at 6:42 am
Chad Raffael, zeke Arty, clay hudson
AmandaDecember 15, 2022 at 7:44 am
Constance Patricia… a 1983 cabbage patch ?
Luis RafaelDecember 20, 2022 at 5:39 pm
I have two boys in their boxes. I just bought them on ebay. . One is Edgar Richard from 1986 and the other is Mervin Waylon from 1985.
KatrinaDecember 24, 2022 at 5:26 pm
My doll was named Spring Kelly. I wish I could find her lol
Jennifer DeeDecember 27, 2022 at 9:47 am
TessDecember 28, 2022 at 12:12 pm
Carmen Abigail – red hair – adopted in Geelong, Australia maybe 1986-1989.
Bonnie ElfordDecember 30, 2022 at 7:53 pm
My daughter had Gornell Suzanne. She got in 1989. Is there still a possibility of still being able to get this doll, as she would like her little daughter to have the same one she had. It was left behind when we had to leave town in an emergency situation.
HeatherJanuary 3, 2023 at 10:32 am
Darby Clover and Wilma Meggie
Erin LucasJanuary 4, 2023 at 8:53 pm
Let’s see if I can get this right…
*Betina Carey arrived in 1986
*Bancroft Glenn in 1987
*Holly Lynn in 1988 (this one I named myself, went through the whole adoption process and everything)
*Mavis Katinka came to the family for my sister in 1991
Sadly, my dolls were brutally scarred by my little sister in the mid 90’s… It was an ink pen to the face of every single one. No one ever fully recovered, not myself or the dolls; that ink refused to come off. As we got older, I tried to tell myself that the marks were actually tattoos and my precious dolls had just matured along with me, becoming punk rock or something….but even punk rock didn’t last forever.
Nubia AvalosJanuary 6, 2023 at 1:08 am
We have a 23 year old one and her mom named her Nubia Avalos
Melinda BurchamJanuary 9, 2023 at 4:39 pm
Barry Rec 1985
Barb RichardsonJanuary 14, 2023 at 5:31 am
My daughter has
Trudy ForsytheJanuary 20, 2023 at 5:12 am
I bought my mom Radford Chester for Christmas in 1984. His birthdate is September 13, 1984. He is still in the original box, birth papers and adoption papers still in box with him.
Melissa MJanuary 21, 2023 at 1:50 pm
I had little Cissy Corrine in the early 80s. My daughter had Georgina Lane, born in 1996.
Sonia ocasioJanuary 22, 2023 at 6:47 am
Hi, I had as a child the cutíes clown boy his name was Anthony Arnold from 1985 I’ve been searching for him for so many years and no luck can someone direct me to where I might find him
Toril AskJanuary 22, 2023 at 6:21 pm
I have a Rosanna Sheila. Shes laying in a box somewhere, my children are afraid of her for some reason.
Tiniya JohnsonJanuary 23, 2023 at 6:34 pm
When I was 8 or 9 I got one named Charlene. Would love to have another.
TeressaJanuary 24, 2023 at 12:06 pm
I have Hilde Blanche which i gave the nickname Heidi. She has brown loop hair and stringy ponytails.
I had Vera Pauline, she was a redhead loop and single ponytail.
I have my sisters brown spiky yarn hair doll. I named him Robbie because neither of us remember his real name.
Angela HallJanuary 31, 2023 at 10:27 am
I adopted Alana Megan in 1983 when I was a little girl.
GwenJanuary 25, 2023 at 7:32 am
I have a Cabbage Patch Kid named Albert Ivan and a Cabbage Patch Preemie named Alina Cathleen. Only out of the boxes once to look at the signature.
Frances SavoyJanuary 26, 2023 at 5:16 am
Add Kent Dana to the list
SuseJanuary 31, 2023 at 11:34 am
Arabella Holly ?
DebbieFebruary 5, 2023 at 1:36 pm
Art Stu, a Cabbage Patch Preemie from 1984. My son was a preemie born in 1984 so it was very appropriate.
Margaret L ApodacaFebruary 9, 2023 at 1:22 am
My daughter had a Carlton, in the 90’s but I don’t see his name at all
AnnetteFebruary 13, 2023 at 2:50 am
I adopted Maximilian Kevin in 1985 when I was 10. He was & still is known as Kevin. I gave him to my son when he was little & he loved him as much as I did as a child. Then when my son became a teenager Kevin ended up hidden under the bed ? I reclaimed him & now he sits in my bedroom where I see him all the time. I still love him ?
Jan DuboisFebruary 20, 2023 at 9:21 am