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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BrinApril 19, 2019 at 6:23 am
I just found this page today, trying to remember if I named mine “Miles Jerome” or he came that way. Thanks! 😀
Kelly - Be A Fun MumApril 19, 2019 at 1:36 pm
Sounds like a classic Cabbage Patch Kid name – ha!
Miriam FrankOctober 23, 2019 at 9:10 pm
Violet Libby was mine! A gift from my godfather!
David SullivanJuly 6, 2019 at 10:04 pm
I thought I remembered my dolls name I thought it was Lanie Beverly but it was NOT on the list of names.
LisaJuly 17, 2019 at 1:15 am
AngelaOctober 20, 2019 at 6:51 am
Annette WalkerDecember 29, 2019 at 7:58 am
Can you describe your boy cabbage patch olease
Tracey HegenbarthApril 20, 2019 at 8:44 pm
We have one called Aristotal Baxter!! He’s my wife’s
HeatherApril 27, 2019 at 9:52 pm
I had an Ethyldreda Bridie when I was a kid – she is my daughters now 😀
Andrea CraigApril 29, 2019 at 2:22 pm
Carole TaylorAugust 19, 2019 at 7:19 pm
My cabbage patch doll is named Andy Dan
KarenMay 3, 2019 at 10:34 pm
ScottieMay 14, 2019 at 3:40 am
Donna HelmsMay 18, 2019 at 7:26 am
I have 10 cabbage patch kids all in original boxes, all one of a kind, they all came named, birthday and signed. I have : Annie, Joan Collins, Christina, Molly Price, Tesla Black, Theofrige, Valerie Benett,Carol Burnett. Wanting to sell them.
Krystaly RomeNovember 2, 2019 at 11:36 pm
I am looking for Hope Sallie November 2 or 3 birthdate.
NickiDecember 12, 2019 at 4:41 pm
Hi, would Annie be an African American doll at all? If so would you still have it and how much are you looking for it please?
QuiMay 22, 2019 at 12:02 pm
Can someone please tell me the name of the doll pictured on this post in the all white clothing. Thanks in advance
oriannaJune 10, 2019 at 12:34 pm
mine was Denise Patience and my brother’s was Cory Kirk. we still have them, but they are a bit dirty and Cory only has one shoe while Denise only has one sock !
Katey HiggsJune 16, 2019 at 11:35 pm
Was mine. Still have her
Christine RodriguezJune 17, 2019 at 3:28 pm
Jullianna DaveyJune 24, 2019 at 8:07 pm
I have mine and her name is Anastaisa shirley
Kyla DeanJune 24, 2019 at 11:04 pm
Hi I need help finding a certain cabbage patch kid. I called her Sharna and I thought it was her birth certificate name but I was wrong. I had to get rid of mine regrettably because there was a mark on her face thst wouldn’t come off… Big mistake getting rid of my childhood doll. I want to find another one like her can someone help me figure it out? She had brown freckles, brownish red hair with a fringe at the front, brown eyes, her skin is pale and her smile shows 2 front teeth. TIA X
Leighta BennettJune 25, 2019 at 2:43 pm
Mine was originally Lionel Kirk. I got him when I was 10 and changed it to Adam Jay. As an adult I don’t mind his original name.
Michelle CooperJune 25, 2019 at 3:15 pm
I had Linda Sharon, Christopher Bryce and sally meredith!
LeanneDecember 31, 2022 at 5:09 am
Mine is Shirley Sophia. Haven’t come across another cabbage patch like her. My mother also had all the clothing patterns so my cabbage patch has a suitcase full of clothes! Including a fur jacket, winter booties and even ear muffs! I’m looking to sell her. All in mint condition.
MichelleJune 25, 2019 at 3:33 pm
Jane Meredith ? adopted in 1986 for my first birthday.
KimJune 25, 2019 at 4:07 pm
I got mine 1990, she was called Audra Shanti
Chole CutlerJune 25, 2019 at 4:27 pm
JessicaJune 25, 2019 at 9:29 pm
Mine was Lancelot Wayne
EmmaJune 25, 2019 at 10:14 pm
Amanda RoweJune 26, 2019 at 5:25 pm
I have both of mine
and Crystal Louise
Trish EffordJune 27, 2019 at 5:31 pm
I still have mine from the 80’s her name is Rosabella Abby,
Ursula M cOmerJune 30, 2019 at 3:20 am
I got three of them
AmandaJuly 6, 2019 at 7:35 pm
Mine was my little brother lol his name is zebbedee byron
MichelleJuly 22, 2019 at 8:38 am
Mine was Nicky Doris
CrystalAugust 4, 2019 at 1:48 pm
I still have mine. Got her in 1986 and her name is Brenda Emma.
Jo MaherAugust 4, 2019 at 7:32 pm
My doll’s name was Henrietta Scarlett. You can add yet name to the list, if you like. I grew up in rural Australia, and thought the name was unusual, but, I like it now. Did anybody else order an enlarged birth certificate to frame on your wall?
LMCBAugust 8, 2019 at 2:27 pm
Kris Mervin from 1984! Adorable with curly brownish, reddish hair. My daughter’s comment is that he looks
like a star, GM, from Stranger Things.
Latosha FoskeyAugust 11, 2019 at 7:43 pm
Bobby Fitzgerald was my cabbage patch kid! I’ll never forget! I adopted him when I was 6 in 1992. He was bald & blue eyed. He was perfect!
Krista FirestoneAugust 19, 2019 at 3:13 am
I Had Two Cabbage Patch Kids They Were Both Girls. & Their Names Were Eliza Rowena & Beverly Clair.& They Were Just Perfect & Beautiful. & I Still Have Them. 🙂
KATHRYN J BALTZERSeptember 14, 2019 at 4:30 am
Looking for Fiona Katrine anyone know where I might find her?
Doug MILLERSeptember 25, 2019 at 2:29 am
JamieSeptember 26, 2019 at 1:58 pm
Della Annabelle, or Annabella, born Sept 16, 1985. I still have her, in her original clothes. I had twin boys, but my step brother and sister got ahold of them.
Jamie johnsonOctober 3, 2019 at 9:33 am
Langdon clarence was mine
Christen M. BlakeOctober 3, 2019 at 7:48 pm
Angela HawkinsOctober 7, 2019 at 9:59 am
Coleman Keith. I still have him. He’s bald, and wears a pale yellow suit. And Xavier came to spring valley country club in the early 80s, in Columbia,SC, to sign everyone’s doll’s butt cheek?.
Sheena BeckOctober 8, 2019 at 10:26 am
I had two…Dawn Norma (changed to Dawn Sheena), long red/orange hair and wearing a blue dress and red tights, I believe…and Julian ? (changed to Julian Bumble), bald and wearing a red and yellow tracksuit and white sneakers with blue stripes, I believe. Wish I could find a picture of them online. I got them in either 1984 or 1985, I believe.
CourtneyOctober 18, 2019 at 11:57 am
Edna Mackenzie 1985 never opened
Elisha WellsOctober 19, 2019 at 6:34 am
EvaOctober 23, 2019 at 3:02 pm
James KnightOctober 24, 2019 at 9:08 pm
I bought acpi for my mom in 1984. His name is Rick Yves. He still has his adoption papers. No box though.
Nikki AseltineNovember 15, 2019 at 4:05 am
The cabbie doll I adopted from eBay several years back was named Laverne Elaine, poor thing. I call her Vivi.
Wendy BrightonNovember 21, 2019 at 1:38 pm
Never played with original – signed perfect condition
Lynn SkalaNovember 22, 2019 at 4:08 pm
Glynnis Brittany. ? Adorable in her little grey sweatsuit with headband and pigtails.
Sandra McNairNovember 23, 2019 at 12:54 pm
My daughter has Lexie Freddie. Still looks good. Missing shoes! Has birth certificate.
Betty WilliamsonNovember 25, 2019 at 4:44 am
Help! I’m looking for a cabbage patch kid girl with long dark hair with a birthday of Dec.11, 1980.
AriannaDecember 2, 2019 at 2:38 pm
Would do anything to have my first Cabbage Patch doll! It was the only one I really loved… Denny Scott. Now that I look at this list of names, his was pretty basic!
Annette WalkerDecember 29, 2019 at 8:28 am
Trying to find out more information on a brown yarn hair boy with brown eyes wearing a red and blue outfit like sweats with 31 on the red shirt and he has on a diaper, socks and white shoes with blue stripes. His signature is in blue.
His number on his neck is 62.
His tag says Amsterdam, NY 12010
Made in China Reg. No. PA 1044
Reg. No. 71R 5098
1978 1983 O.A.A., INC.
MelissaJanuary 5, 2020 at 8:50 pm
Irma Patricia (my first and favourite)
Brenda (Cornsilk Cabbage Patch kid)
Christian (came with a pacifier)
MichaelaJanuary 10, 2020 at 7:45 am
Hughbert Rudy ?
Red dungarees blonde curly hair.