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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StephanieMarch 22, 2018 at 4:48 am
That was a sweet statement, I feel the same way!
StephanieMarch 22, 2018 at 5:01 am
Dodie Carlyne (spelling??). I gave her away, along with 12 others and a cabbage patch horse to a toy drive. I wish I would’ve kept her though, she was special!
Valerie M ArhondakisOctober 23, 2019 at 3:46 pm
I can’t remember the names of my twins (boy and girl) but I will unpack and add them to list.
LorettaMarch 23, 2018 at 6:00 am
Fritzi Gretel, she was a blonde kid. I think she’s still at my mom’s house. I think I had 6 kids total.
LorettaMarch 24, 2018 at 8:33 pm
JessicaMarch 27, 2018 at 8:41 am
I have a doll named Toni Blanche and a doll named Poppy Sheri.
GeorgiaAugust 25, 2021 at 12:49 pm
mine is Roxanne Laverne and Caroline Seinfeld
Teresa TullisMarch 28, 2018 at 9:31 am
Mine is a 1984 her name is Lucy Erica. She is blonde. I still have her. Looking to sale for the right price.
TraceyMarch 29, 2018 at 5:32 am
Mine is from 1981 and his name is Denis Bud and I still have him ?
FaithMarch 29, 2018 at 12:56 pm
I still have mine and her name is Laura Philomena
Kathy CassiolaApril 7, 2018 at 10:14 pm
Patsy jordanApril 7, 2018 at 11:28 pm
My dolls name is THAD JAMES
Rachael HaydenApril 8, 2018 at 10:36 pm
AprilApril 11, 2018 at 11:26 am
I have one NIB. Her name is Vonda Carole.
JodieApril 12, 2018 at 2:53 pm
I have Fabian John and Avril Doreen
I wish i knew my other 2
KristieApril 14, 2018 at 9:20 pm
My girl is Eleanor Elaine
Still have her from 85
JenniferApril 15, 2018 at 12:27 am
Lottie Gwendolyn brown eyes dark red hair with a green and white plaid two piece outfit
Hazel DugganApril 15, 2018 at 1:55 am
I have two cabbage patch dolls that have never been adopted. The name on the papers are Henriettaking Jack 1985 and Catering Lillian 1985. They have never been out of the boxes and boxes are in excellent condition. Can anyone tell me,what they are worth and who buys them
GeorgiaAugust 25, 2021 at 12:52 pm
hundreds of dollars!
GeorgiaAugust 25, 2021 at 12:53 pm
I’d buy them I am a nerd for cabbage patch kids! I have 6 girl ones
GeorgiaAugust 25, 2021 at 12:57 pm
hundreds of dollars I would consider buying them. I’ve got 6 girl ones. Roxanne Caroline Hannah Daisy and Dorothy
GeorgiaAugust 25, 2021 at 1:08 pm
What do they look like?
Are they boys or girls? or both?
I would love some new additions:)
So if you do not mind I would like them
GeorgiaAugust 25, 2021 at 1:19 pm
I’ll take them for 100 dollars at a starting price! I want some new additions badly! 🙂
Even though their names are strange I would adore them and My girls are spoilt they, play watch TV, get pyjamas/clothes, they have dinner, they have breakfast, they have lunch and they even Go on walks in baby prams. I really want to give cabbage patch kids their best lives, even looking strange to some people I do not mind them or their names because I just love them.
EmilyApril 19, 2018 at 1:39 pm
GeorgiaAugust 25, 2021 at 1:11 pm
mine’s Hannah Louise
PatriciaApril 25, 2018 at 11:57 pm
My Cabbage Patch Doll ‘s name is Bridget Esmeralda born September 13 , 1985
Red hair , blue eyes ,dimples and one tooth made by Coleco
JoleenApril 26, 2018 at 11:59 pm
My cabbage patch dolls name is Abrona Pauline. I received her for Christmas in 1984. To my families surprise, we share the same birthday! I still have her and her birth certificate!!
VickyMay 7, 2018 at 3:03 pm
ClintonMay 10, 2018 at 2:59 am
Elmer James. From 1986
BeckyMay 10, 2018 at 3:35 am
My cabbage patch dolls name was Hertha Imogene. I still have her and her original outfit!
Clair ByrdMay 18, 2018 at 4:39 am
Mine was Norrie Phannie…she had one little patch of hair on the very top part of her head <3
NancyMay 24, 2018 at 12:31 am
I still have Ardra Cloris and the box. I always called her Hydrochloric! 1983 I think. Fun stuff!
Kelly - Be A Fun MumMay 25, 2018 at 8:27 am
How amazing! Would love to see a pic!
DustyMay 25, 2018 at 2:24 pm
Athol Joshua and Rosalene Babbett
BeckyMay 28, 2018 at 5:52 pm
I still have Ruth Marie. I don’t remember what year I got her, but she was adopted at Christmas.
michele macdonaldJune 10, 2018 at 11:40 am
Madonna Isabella,ironically my first cassette was madonna “like a virgin” such a difference a couple of years make in childhood….worlds apart but the same lifetime.
NancyJune 11, 2018 at 10:29 am
My boy was Glen Alymer. I gave him away and always wished I kept him.
Lori HortonJune 24, 2018 at 12:21 pm
MeghanFebruary 22, 2023 at 12:52 am
Mine was named Fern Simone ??
We moved a lot when I was a child and during that time she was lost. I’m 42yrs old now and still remember her.
GinaJune 24, 2018 at 1:45 pm
My baby is named Muriel. I’m assuming it was her real name because I don’t think a child would name her dollie muriel. I was born in 86 and have no idea when I got her. I can’t find any like ones online.
Jo vickeryJune 25, 2018 at 8:00 pm
I’m sure mine was called prudence Christie
Kathy HarrisJune 27, 2018 at 4:07 am
MonicaJune 27, 2018 at 4:14 am
Carolyn SmallJune 28, 2018 at 3:49 am
DanaJune 29, 2018 at 7:38 pm
Samantha Nellie. I still have her in the original clothes and her birth certificate
Kelly - Be A Fun MumJune 30, 2018 at 10:25 am
Karen MitchenerJuly 2, 2018 at 11:23 am
I still have a Theodora Nanette born 15th june 1985-86 possibly changed her name to sarah jane! Couldn’t buy them anywhere at the time in uk, My Nan got her for me in Singapore ?
Kelly - Be A Fun MumJuly 3, 2018 at 6:57 pm
Loving all these Cabbage Patch Kid Doll stories!
Colleen TullyJuly 13, 2018 at 8:19 am
Amanda Rudkin-BroadmanJuly 14, 2018 at 1:23 am
SeanJuly 15, 2018 at 9:10 pm
Hi I have a cabbage patch kid called Alvin Jules from 1984 but a don’t have his adoptions papers anymore
DelphineJuly 16, 2018 at 5:38 pm
My name is also Delphine …my mom had no idea when she got her for me ..she will be 33 this Christmas
TrishJuly 17, 2018 at 1:12 pm
Hi my cabbage patch is a 1983 model called Pauline Penelope. I got her for my first birthday in 1986 and i still have her. I love her so much!
DeliaJuly 21, 2018 at 7:22 am
Avril Cleo. She had red hair and blue eyes like me and was one of the crying models. I wish I still had it to give to my own little blue eyed, red haired girl!
SarahJuly 22, 2018 at 3:25 pm
I still have my girl Adelaide Diana, I think she is 30 years old now……still have the original clothing to.
CampbellAugust 8, 2018 at 10:39 am
Alisha Lenor. My mom still has her in the closet. No original clothes after the grandbabies, but her stamp says 1985.
SheriAugust 14, 2018 at 5:50 am
My cabbage patch doll I have (still in the unopened box with its papers) is: Nicole Sherri. Cute little curly redhead!
BethanyAugust 31, 2018 at 11:19 am
I had a preemie named Chrissy Karen, one with red pig tails named Sissy Dale and a boy named Curt James. Loved them all!!
PaulaSeptember 12, 2018 at 1:45 am
Mine was Bobette Megan I looked after her for years until my little girl was old enough for me to let her play with her but unfortunately a little boy came into our garden and threw her down the drain. That was a sad day for me as she was my favourite childhood toy. I recently purchased a very similar looking doll.
PaulaSeptember 18, 2018 at 1:25 am
Mine is Catherine Dale born March 15, 1995.
Still in original box and never been out!
MollySeptember 22, 2018 at 3:51 am
Lynette Jacklyn (:
BunniSeptember 25, 2018 at 1:47 pm
I had a Trudy Adele, Clementina Apriletta, Diana Mayble, Micheal Jeramiah & Crystal Gail & a Pony named Patches… Crystal & Clementina were my tag along dolls