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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SimoneJune 25, 2017 at 12:21 pm
SusanNovember 13, 2017 at 5:59 am
Mr niece got aCabbage Pach Kid in the 80’s named Jill Charlene. Her name is not in the list of 80’s and 90’s names. Does anyone know why?
AngelaJanuary 10, 2018 at 10:01 am
I have one and i grew up thinking her name was Peggy Sue. I did not see that on the list. on the back of her head is
COPY R 1978. 1982. And green or aqua writing on her but. She was bought in south Carolina probaly on or near a military base.
DannielleJune 25, 2017 at 9:08 pm
RebeccaJune 25, 2017 at 11:11 pm
Seems Xavier Roberts ran out of originality and duplicated a few names. Also, the ration of girls to boys was exceptionally high. Was there something in the water, or cabbages?
Heidi MeyzaJune 25, 2017 at 11:16 pm
FEJune 26, 2017 at 7:33 am
Mine was Alma Inese … I changed it to Alice. My sister’s was Rosa Jennifer, and still is 🙂
JaneJune 26, 2017 at 9:38 am
TraceyJune 26, 2017 at 11:09 am
Mine was called Ulga (yep haha)
KarenJune 26, 2017 at 3:27 pm
BelindaJune 27, 2017 at 6:07 pm
BeckyJuly 12, 2017 at 10:30 am
I changed it because Karen is my sister’s name. Wish I’d kept the Zita though. That’s quite unique. I’m interested to know if any have the exact same name?
I still have the birth certificate, name change certificate and the 1st birthday card. I’ve filed them with our family birth certificates! 🙂 ha ha.
Kay LewisJuly 18, 2017 at 9:30 am
Katie S.August 30, 2017 at 5:26 pm
melissaSeptember 7, 2017 at 5:31 am
I still have mine and looking to gift it to my daughter for xmas but shes really dirty. Any advise on cleaning?
Heather CondonSeptember 24, 2017 at 12:55 pm
TereeSeptember 25, 2017 at 5:42 am
Debra WallsOctober 14, 2017 at 9:24 pm
My son received one as a total that slept on his bed. Her name was Reagan Betty and had red hair!
JpinkOctober 22, 2017 at 1:44 pm
natalieNovember 1, 2017 at 6:22 pm
brandieNovember 13, 2017 at 2:36 pm
Charles TribbleNovember 27, 2017 at 12:56 am
Maximilian Chris was the name of the one my sons grandmother fought many people for when they first came out.
BarbaraNovember 27, 2017 at 7:35 am
My son’s cabbage patch doll was named Kendrick Bret
MslatinmixNovember 28, 2017 at 8:53 pm
JackiNovember 30, 2017 at 5:16 am
I got Daria Meggie in 1986!!!!!!! Loved her!!!!! She had the traditional yarn hair (red) and green eyes… Her outfit was blue corduroy overalls and tennis shoes!!!!!!!
Lisa BDecember 1, 2017 at 9:58 am
Wendy EDecember 1, 2017 at 1:24 pm
CassieDecember 3, 2017 at 7:16 pm
And a few others that I can’t remember their names
Deidre HazelwoodDecember 6, 2017 at 9:56 am
My son had Nicholas Rudy in the early 80s, we regifted him when we moved a few years ago. It would be OK to have a grandson by that name.
JohnDecember 6, 2017 at 11:41 am
Harold Hugo was a Little black cabbage patch kid my mom stood in line for at toys r us one year just before Christmas my mom has passed away many years ago but Harold nigh still be in her house
SybilDecember 8, 2017 at 9:58 am
I had one my mom bought me for my 9th birthday her name was Marjory rose but couldn’t find her name?and I know I’m remembering the name right?
jamieDecember 9, 2017 at 6:23 am
I have Amelia Jean…can not find her anywhere…her butt stamp says 85 but her box says 84…im so confused
JoniDecember 14, 2017 at 5:40 am
Marie FortenberryDecember 23, 2017 at 7:15 am
Melody BarryMay 1, 2020 at 2:46 am
AimeeDecember 23, 2017 at 5:37 pm
VictoriaDecember 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm
Autumn Claudine and she had blue courderoy overalls and brown hair.
Dawn JonesDecember 27, 2017 at 10:20 am
Bonnie ride was adopted on December 26th 2017
Dawn JonesDecember 27, 2017 at 10:22 am
Bonnie risa was adopted on December 26th, 2017
KamilaDecember 27, 2017 at 12:28 pm
My dolls name was Greta Kelly, some things will never leave your heart, I don’t have her any more, but would love to leave her name.
From kamila (CT)
RichelleDecember 27, 2017 at 2:29 pm
Mikey McconnachieSeptember 29, 2021 at 5:07 am
I have a doll named floss fanya 1984 signed in green on the buttocks in the original box with paper work and everything. I’m looking to get her appraised because I want to sell her to someone who will cherish the doll more than Im able too. I can’t find this doll anywere on line not even in your list of names. Please help me out with understand how much my doll is worth??
Amy AquilinoDecember 29, 2017 at 6:07 am
SarahJanuary 5, 2018 at 11:22 pm
I have Bridget Trudy
KerryJanuary 20, 2018 at 3:17 pm
Mine was Annabelle Audrey
Lori BealJanuary 21, 2018 at 4:40 pm
StephanieJanuary 27, 2018 at 3:23 pm
Genie felica was my moms she won herat roses
JenniferJanuary 31, 2018 at 12:03 am
While I don’t have my kid anymore, I still have the adoption paper. His name was Bancroft Kendrick.
MarilenaFebruary 7, 2018 at 9:12 pm
Ashley FendleyFebruary 11, 2018 at 12:49 pm
I still have her and her birth certificate.
Janice CanningFebruary 23, 2018 at 2:35 pm
I have a Mandy Briana with original birth certificate & would like to know the value~ it is in excellent condition.
GiannaFebruary 24, 2018 at 7:14 pm
Mine was Pia Cherice. 98 Holiday edition
Charity SmithMarch 1, 2018 at 6:33 am
Mine was adopted Christmas 1984 and her name was Lori Nadia
TKCMarch 15, 2018 at 2:35 am
Mine was a read-head named Stacy Lizzy.