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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Ellen MacSeptember 28, 2018 at 8:53 pm
My early/mid 80s Cabbage Patch Doll was christened “Yeralla Googilly” & her birthday was the 1st August… she has Blond/yellow wool Pony Tails… I still have her packed away with my other childhood favs!!!
FelichaOctober 9, 2018 at 4:58 pm
Muriel Cornella and Rona Leda
Lilla MatchettOctober 10, 2018 at 9:36 am
Looking for a cabbage patch doll with the name olivia
AlexOctober 11, 2018 at 1:37 pm
Mine was “Roni Ashleigh” and her DoB was 15th March. She had long, straight blonde wool hair, half up do. She had green eyes. I got her for my 7th or 8th birthday so that’d be 1995 or 1996.
JoannaOctober 12, 2018 at 1:45 pm
Krishna PortelliOctober 12, 2018 at 7:11 pm
I still have mine. And her name was Amy Freda.
EMOctober 12, 2018 at 8:07 pm
I still have a Cassie Victoria, Anita Stella, and Roxanne Annette. All over 30 years old, often wore clothes in similar fabric to me, and were all very loved. My daughter loves them now, along with hers that is called Victoria Ann!
JennyOctober 12, 2018 at 9:23 pm
TraceyOctober 12, 2018 at 9:58 pm
KaraOctober 12, 2018 at 10:03 pm
Melissa Jo was my Cabbage Patch doll’s name
Shanra GrillsOctober 12, 2018 at 10:58 pm
DianaOctober 12, 2018 at 11:27 pm
My sister had a CPD and I still remember her name: Amorita Cara
PamelaOctober 13, 2018 at 12:22 am
Mine is Iris Ramona. I still have her! 🙂
EmmaOctober 13, 2018 at 1:53 am
My girl one was Nell Vivian…..but can’t remember the boys name. I still have them both, lost their shoes though
KristieOctober 13, 2018 at 6:49 am
I have an African American cabbage patch from the 90’s called Monique Kerry.
VickyOctober 13, 2018 at 7:56 pm
Mine was Kathleen Patricia… funny how clearly I remember her name.
Kristine HendersonOctober 13, 2018 at 8:21 pm
Red short curly hair.
MichelleOctober 14, 2018 at 3:45 am
Lada Melda. She had the cutest red pigtails, green eyes, a yellow dress with a white collar and was just perfect! ?
HJDOctober 14, 2018 at 7:53 am
Christy – Rana
Preston – Chuck (premature boy)
Daisy (no other names) newborn
EmmaOctober 15, 2018 at 8:04 am
Reinier humphrey was mine haha
RachelOctober 16, 2018 at 6:08 pm
I have Marcus Arthur (got him 1982) and Belinda Yvonne (got her 1985 I think). I have them both still
CarlzOctober 16, 2018 at 11:41 pm
Melina Jodie is my daughters, she is a bath time baby!
Kara McGonigalOctober 19, 2018 at 8:45 pm
KellyOctober 22, 2018 at 2:42 am
I had a bath one who’s name was Dick Flint! Haha. My first CPK doll was Gracia Dixie. The two I have now are Triston Morgan and Karina Oriola.
AlisonOctober 22, 2018 at 10:39 am
Great post! My girl was Dawn Cordelia and I officially changed her name to Samantha Dawn.
Sharon jonesOctober 28, 2018 at 11:09 pm
I bought a cabbage patch baby for my daughter in approx 1989. He was called Quincy Lyne, and she still has him. She is 35 now and her daughter plays with him.
AleshaOctober 31, 2018 at 12:14 pm
My girl was Gertie Tanya. She had red hair and I adored her. Wish I knew what happened to her.
R TerryNovember 8, 2018 at 8:26 am
Terri MateoNovember 9, 2018 at 8:47 am
KateNovember 12, 2018 at 8:39 am
Vikki Willow. I still have her; she’ll be turning 34 this year!
StaceyNovember 22, 2018 at 5:04 am
Karna Sherry and Brenna Diana
Luke WellsNovember 23, 2018 at 1:35 pm
Tara MauzyNovember 24, 2018 at 4:18 pm
My first doll was a boy cabbage patch doll. His name was Quincy Johnathan. My mother bought him for me from Toys R Us. February of 1984.
Jennifer MitchellNovember 29, 2018 at 3:35 am
My first cabbage patch kid was named Anastasia Maria from 1985. We also live in ga so we went to babyland general several times when I was a kid and my brother got to help a doll being born.
AprilDecember 2, 2018 at 11:43 am
Got my first one in 1985/86 I believe. Her name was Flauz Marcelo. She was red headed. My second was a boy with one tiny. Patch of blonde hair – Anson Beau my third was a preemie Sylvia Cecile and then my last had glasses Allison Marceau
Marlene SwitzerDecember 7, 2018 at 11:46 am
Our daughter turns 34 next week, and she received Olive Ann one year. Blonde yarn hair.
ReggieDecember 17, 2018 at 4:23 pm
Does anyone know of a Cabbage patch doll name Abigail Caroline?
TinaDecember 20, 2018 at 5:50 am
My doll was name judith gissel
natalie SmithDecember 27, 2018 at 10:27 pm
MY DOLLS NAME IS VERNE ELLERY BORN IN 1985
Laura RosalesJanuary 9, 2019 at 9:13 am
The name of my doll was Zia Marcelina born in 1985
AllyJanuary 23, 2019 at 12:09 am
Angel Bertha – she has light brown yarn pigtail braids, we were recently reunited after my dad moved!
My brother has Eric Blake, he had short yarn hair like the one posted above! They are both circa 1983
I also had a bald preemie CPD, but I can’t remember her name!!
AngelaJanuary 25, 2019 at 3:37 pm
Adena AmparanoFebruary 2, 2019 at 7:44 am
My daughter has one named Manny Simon. He is from the Cabbage Patch nap time
HeatherFebruary 20, 2019 at 6:25 am
Sally Sue Myrtle
MelanieFebruary 22, 2019 at 2:50 pm
Mine was a preemie named Brooke Dawn. I got her for Christmas 1984.
thomas schererMarch 5, 2019 at 9:49 am
I have deidra holly and i can’t find a list of her. Still have unopened. Anyone have a spot I can find her
Parise BurtonMarch 17, 2019 at 9:25 am
My original 1984 cabbage patch doll which o still have is called Camilla Wendy
Sherri cooperMarch 19, 2019 at 4:07 am
Micky Tori Boy, Franny -girl forgot her middle name. My sisters was Josephina Joeanna which i loooved so much i gave my 3rd daughter Josephine for a middle name.
JanaApril 11, 2019 at 2:20 pm
JennifherApril 14, 2019 at 4:59 am