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
KellyJune 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm
Mine was Carly Rose. I still have her! Can’t believe it’s been so long ?
ClaireJune 22, 2017 at 6:45 pm
Charlotte Eunice and Theodore Justin
HJune 22, 2017 at 6:50 pm
MelJune 22, 2017 at 7:14 pm
Mine is Moira Blanch
Valerie RipleyOctober 29, 2022 at 5:48 am
Samson Donald…I’ve had him since ’85
ShereeJune 22, 2017 at 7:17 pm
Raffael Horace. He was bald and came dressed as a gridiron player!
SarahJune 22, 2017 at 7:43 pm
DebJune 22, 2017 at 7:52 pm
Mine was called Heather Fern. she’s about 30 years old now, and i still have her!
BonnieJune 22, 2017 at 7:54 pm
JenniferJune 22, 2017 at 7:55 pm
My cabbage patch doll is Aveline Effie, she is now 32 years old.
JasmineJune 22, 2017 at 8:06 pm
My little girl plays with my CPK her name is Louise June from 1985.
KylieJune 22, 2017 at 8:11 pm
Melinda RayJune 22, 2017 at 8:13 pm
I had Abbey Elsie but I officially changed her name to Sarah Abbey as my doll had chubby cheeks like my baby cousin Sarah. Still have my doll too.
StephJune 22, 2017 at 8:19 pm
mine was Winthrop Kevin
JosyJune 22, 2017 at 8:25 pm
Mine is Mallory Barton
KateJune 22, 2017 at 8:31 pm
Mine is Corolla Kinta. Mine is 31 years old and still around.
SarahJune 22, 2017 at 8:33 pm
SherJune 22, 2017 at 8:42 pm
BiancaJune 22, 2017 at 8:43 pm
Miles Harley and Rebecca Emma. My sister had Otto Dirk and Serenade Katrina!
AmyJune 22, 2017 at 8:52 pm
I had Mindy Dulcie and Joyce Eunice. I still have them and can’t wait to pass them down to my kids when they’re old enough.
Even as a young child, I loved looking through the doll names at the store. My love for names started early!
Kate McJune 22, 2017 at 8:57 pm
Mine is Robyn Yvette. I got her for Christmas in 1985 and I still have her ??
CaraJune 22, 2017 at 8:59 pm
I had Matthew James, Laura Jane, Rebecca Claire and Elizabeth Ann. I still have all of them ?
JoJune 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm
belonged to my sister and I and now are very much loved by my daughter.
Hope WilsonJune 22, 2017 at 9:08 pm
Mine was Abraham Titus and 32 years later I still have him ?
TanyaJune 22, 2017 at 9:10 pm
AlishaJune 22, 2017 at 9:10 pm
ClaireJune 22, 2017 at 9:15 pm
Virginia Grace, she’s now 32 and living with grandma 😉
Lindsay FJune 22, 2017 at 9:18 pm
Peggy Pammy and Mark Linus! And I still have them. ?
Linda DayJune 22, 2017 at 9:33 pm
alisha marhadJune 22, 2017 at 9:35 pm
I had Emmalina Rosabella. My sisters was Elza Erica.
KelJune 22, 2017 at 9:42 pm
CharmaineJune 22, 2017 at 9:46 pm
Theresa Georgina. Still have her. ?
I also had a Webster but can’t remember his second name. ?
AlisonJune 22, 2017 at 9:55 pm
Mine was Zita Alma and I officially changed her name to Christina Jane. I still remember the excitement of picking her out of a wall of Cabbage Patch dolls!
DasherJune 22, 2017 at 10:02 pm
I still have a talking cabbage patch! 34 years young.
CarmenJune 22, 2017 at 10:06 pm
Mine was Aloha Murial. Shes still going Strong. My daughter now plays with her.
BrookeJune 22, 2017 at 10:07 pm
Mine are Stephanie Nelly and Waldo Lucas, they are both about 30 now. Still have their original clothes they came in and my 2 daughters love them almost as much as I do.
AbbyJune 22, 2017 at 10:12 pm
SallyJune 22, 2017 at 10:14 pm
Mine is called Cornelia Dinah
NarelleJune 22, 2017 at 10:19 pm
Taka Crystal & a cornsilk kid, Bridget Talei. Still have both of them & the clothing!
BrookeJune 22, 2017 at 10:23 pm
LeighJune 22, 2017 at 10:25 pm
Mine was called Chrissy Vicki, I still have her and I’ve bought a new verision one for my little girl now too 🙂
TracyJune 22, 2017 at 10:38 pm
Mine was Melody Arlane. My mother (who collects dolls) also got one named Rebecca Robin.
TessJune 22, 2017 at 10:41 pm
My ‘talking’ cabbage patch doll is Cybil Louise. I still have her but she no longer talks
MarilynJune 22, 2017 at 10:43 pm
My son had Coleman Theo. We’d lived near Detroit before we got the doll and wondered if the mayor was an inspiration.
CharJune 22, 2017 at 10:46 pm
JenJune 22, 2017 at 10:46 pm
My baby girl was Sonia Rita, I still have her
RochelleJune 22, 2017 at 10:47 pm
Yvette Lee Celeste
Nardia TurnerJune 22, 2017 at 11:14 pm
Mine was Christian Ryan, remember waiting for the local toy shop to get the delivery in and see what my dolls name was – so excited !!
CarlyJune 22, 2017 at 11:19 pm
Eartha Ellen also from 1985
Joanne SealeyJune 23, 2017 at 1:38 am
Mine is called Raymond Mitchell and I still have him.
DonnaJune 23, 2017 at 3:07 am
Mine was Joseph Vaughan