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
SharonOctober 8, 2020 at 4:15 pm
Patty Christiana , still love the doll as much as I did when I was 5
Marc keeganOctober 23, 2020 at 5:26 am
I don’t see my dolls name on the list. I got her in 1985. Her name is Lizzy Colette. I still have her birth certificate and membership cards in perfect condition
LynnJanuary 6, 2021 at 3:28 am
I have a Paul Christopher he was born on 1st October 1988
sophia a AltenhofenMarch 8, 2021 at 5:41 pm
Mona Leona 84 or 85 my parents bought for Christmas
Bob A LemmonMarch 16, 2021 at 9:03 pm
My premee is named Woodrow Mortimer I adopted him in 1982
Nancy SwanOctober 10, 2020 at 12:44 am
I got my doll at a garage sale for $25.00. Still in her box and never taken out. The box says 1984. Her hair is curly blond and in pig tails. She is in perfect condition. Her name in Gussy Connie and born on October 1st.
AspenDecember 6, 2020 at 1:37 am
I got mine in 98 named Laura Ellen. She’s never been opened. I wish I was allowed to play with mine like most of you!
BuffyApril 5, 2021 at 1:30 am
NancyOctober 18, 2020 at 11:27 am
Ardra Cloris….I called her Hydrochloric. In a loving way! ?
MattOctober 19, 2020 at 6:02 am
In 1985 I was given George Carlin (yeah I know) for Christmas. Still have birth certificate but all of the original clothes are gone.
Makeda DoneganOctober 25, 2020 at 2:15 pm
Linda Gussy 80’s baby
HilsNovember 4, 2020 at 5:22 am
Mine was Suzanne Shirley and my sister had Gingham Bert. Mine was blonde and Bert was a baby.
Brenda PirainoNovember 6, 2020 at 4:42 am
My daughter received her first Cabbage Patch doll for Christmas in 1984 from her grandmother. I recall that she had to order it and wasnas not allowed an option of a boy or girl, color of hair, etc…
It was a boy with auburn hair, and his birth name was
LornaNovember 6, 2020 at 9:51 am
Athena Patty… early to mid 80s.
Vinnie LombardoNovember 11, 2020 at 4:56 am
Dillon Arnold, my mom gave it to me for Christmas in 1983, still have it with the box and birth certificate. He’s a baldie with a baby blue corduroy outfit.
AudraNovember 11, 2020 at 11:33 am
Ah! Another Christmas 83. They were a hot item that year.
Joanne LyndeNovember 16, 2020 at 6:12 am
Did Brooke get an answer to her question regarding an alternative signature?
AudraNovember 11, 2020 at 11:02 am
My doll had such an ugly name that I renamed her. Ha! Yep. I got her the Christmas that I was nine in 1983. Her name was, Wilda Ingrid. Yeesh. I didn’t adjust anything on her paperwork of course. She was an expensive doll, which my parents made sure I understood, but I otherwise changed her name to “Emily Ann”. You know. In the event that anyone asked.
If you see this, and add her to the list up there, I’ll totally understand your using her “birth” name. Wilda Ingrid. Yeesh.
Cristal millerNovember 11, 2020 at 12:37 pm
Eugenia Victoria mid 80s. Red hair with glasses. She looks rough but I still have her.
Natasha MundleNovember 23, 2020 at 7:55 am
MichelleNovember 28, 2020 at 12:10 pm
Lesley Lana. 1985. Came frome the IC1 factory. I renamed her Kitty-Anne. I still have her, but she’s not in good condition.
Norma RiceNovember 30, 2020 at 1:43 am
Norman Dillard was mine’s name he was a early to mid 80s. baby. bald with green eyes. I loved him so much. I lost him in a house fire I was devastated.
Jeannette McCloskeyDecember 2, 2020 at 2:15 am
Naomi Rita is her name and she is a red head.
Natasha Le BlancDecember 2, 2020 at 12:28 pm
I had Felicia Roxanne, a blue eyed girl with dark brown hair, and a preemie bit named Brent Dwight. They are still the best Christmas presents I ever received, 1983 and 1984.
RoseDecember 2, 2020 at 8:10 pm
I’m trying to figure out the name of a Cabbage Patch Doll. She was a green-eyed,red-headed Corn Silk doll (with curled bangs) with a baby blue dress (a monochromatic woven pattern ; excluding trim,etc.) with puff sleeves, white socks and I believe black shoes. Can you please tell me how to find out her name, a picture of her and any other information, that you may have?
Than you so much for your time. I will check back on here for replies.
KathrynDecember 2, 2020 at 11:27 pm
I had Lucinda Marcella (a brown-pigtailed, white girl) and Kim Miles, a black preemie boy. Kim smelled amazingly good to me.
EmmaDecember 6, 2020 at 12:45 pm
Jacqueline HodgesDecember 19, 2020 at 11:08 am
Reginald Jules was the one I got for my 5 year old son in 1985 during the panic to get a Cabbage Patch doll for Christmas. People were flying across the ocean from the US to England to get a Cabbage Patch doll for Christmas for their child. Some people were paying up to $300 for one doll. It was so ridiculous.
Heather LindermanDecember 23, 2020 at 4:13 pm
I have been looking for my doll and can’t seem to find here on any of the web sites not her name or her number how can I put her on the list and find out how old she is or if she is a vintage she has never been played with she is from 83 her name is Zarah Olive can someone please help me figure out if she is a vintage how old she is or if she’s worth anything how do we do that not that I wanna seller just asking
ErinDecember 23, 2020 at 6:13 pm
Does anyone ever remember a Headley. I loved her so much. All I remember was her first name was Headley. I lost her around 5. We moved and she got left behind. Im 36 and my heart is still broken.
Eugene Miles JrDecember 29, 2020 at 7:18 am
Bronson Dexter is my Cabbabge Patch Kid’s name. He is a 1985 kid.
LisaDecember 29, 2020 at 1:10 pm
Mine was early 80’s. Her name was Cladie Gabby. ?
RebeccaDecember 29, 2020 at 5:23 pm
I received my cabbage patch doll for Christmas 1984. Bevan Ronald. I’ve still got him and the birth certificate with the envelope. I hated him and started crying when I unwrapped him because he was a boy. I used to smack it all the time because I hated it so much haha I was 7. Lol
GretaDecember 30, 2020 at 6:29 pm
I’m trying to find the preemie Greta baby cabbage patch doll. I lost mine in Katrina. Wondering if you have one?
HelgaJanuary 5, 2021 at 10:57 pm
My son was given a boy cabbage patch name in the 80’s.
His name was Issac Aaron.
ReneeJanuary 6, 2021 at 10:02 am
Mine was named Karita Suzie
NatalieJanuary 8, 2021 at 4:09 am
My doll finally arrived from U. S. A, waited 5 weeks for her, so excited I got Louisa doreen(1985) out of her 1984 box, gave her the biggest hug ever luv her so much, my kids think I’m nuts, but what the hell, lockdown has made me crazy!!
Rebecca LaneJanuary 12, 2021 at 3:24 am
My niece got one in 1988, her name was Nikki Jobina
Barbara MatkovichJanuary 14, 2021 at 1:03 pm
My Cabbage Patch Dolls name is not on your list..
She has red yarn hair and a top knot pig tail braid.
Red Baseball type wind breaker on with the Cabbage Patch Doll name on it.
White sox with tennis shoes with pink stripes.
She is still in the original box. She has never been removed. The Birth Certificate is still connected to the interior of the box.
I do not want to touch her or the interior items in the box..
I am 76 years old and do not recall what year I got her…except I do remember the doll was becoming very popular..so I bought her for $29.99….I never had children…but kept the doll.
I would however love to know when she was born…is she valuable? ……or just valuable to me?
PatJanuary 18, 2021 at 7:02 am
I am looking for Emma or Emmie which was a baby with a twig of hair. Can anyone help?
Rachel BJanuary 25, 2021 at 7:16 am
I had a powder scented bald baby girl with a pacifier, green eyes , a mint colored outfit with blocks on it. She would have been from the late 80s or early 90s.Any idea what her name was? I have been looking online for this doll for years as I lost her in a move years ago.
Amy N ThomasJanuary 27, 2021 at 4:22 am
Mona Isabella November 1st bday. I got her in 1985. Bald baby. Still have her but she looks a little rough! She’s been through a lot! Add her name to the list please!
Lynnette HabibiJanuary 28, 2021 at 12:38 pm
I love my Suzanne Maxine (1985) about 10 years ago and am still looking for another one ???
NataschaJanuary 30, 2021 at 7:33 am
My doll was Celeste Joyce and my sister’s was Alistair Stanford. Our surname was Swann so he had some interesting initials.
Naomi BrooksFebruary 3, 2021 at 9:31 am
My doll’s name is Barbara Audrey
GinaFebruary 3, 2021 at 10:03 am
I have twin daughters who received their Cabbage Patch dolls in 2005. The names of the dolls are Barbara Alena and Katie Audrey. May you add their names to the list please?
SusanFebruary 8, 2021 at 4:48 pm
My Mom bought each one of her 5 grown daughters a Cabbage Patch Kids doll in 1985. Mine is AUDREY LYNN & she has never been out of the box until tonight, Feb. 8, 2021, just to look at her tag & signature on the bum. She has red braided pigtails, a soft peach cordurouy overall and lace trimmed blouse. She’s wearing a diaper & she comes with an extra diaper (with Cabbage Patch logos all over it!) AND a really cute pair of glasses. The ironic thing is that her glasses are that light pink translucent acetate kind that is all the rage, now, in 2021!! I was wondering why her name wasn’t on the list but I see it’s just a partial listing. Her birth date is Sept. 1, 1985. You could add her to your list, too.
Casey HicksFebruary 13, 2021 at 1:10 pm
My dolls name is Robertson Clayton. He has a green stamp on his bottom so I believe he was made in 1984.
Heather WarsFebruary 18, 2021 at 12:42 pm
My original Coleco dolls in early 80’s were
Amber D CronnFebruary 21, 2021 at 3:57 pm
Found a new in the box 1985 Cabbage Patch Doll named Lucinda Tay.
Sandra DowneyFebruary 28, 2021 at 12:44 am
I have #29 cabbage patch doll I don’t know his name ,can you let me know please
Billie BrannonMarch 8, 2021 at 7:18 am
I have a lovely Cabbage Patch Kid named Mellicent Addy. She is still in her box with her birth certificate saying she was born October 1. I did not see her name on the Name list. She has a blue windowpane dress with red tights. Her hair is a sandy blonde. Her box is in great condition and has 3900 Coleco on it. 1985 is the year. Do you know her value? Where might I sell her?Thank you.
JoAnnMarch 10, 2021 at 7:15 am
My sons was Patrick Elliot.
SamaraMarch 14, 2021 at 3:51 am
I had Kori Trista (light brown braids) and my sister had a blonde doll named Greta Helen
Amy PerezMarch 20, 2021 at 3:21 pm
I had three one in 84 named Sally Mae, my Aunt and Uncle brought her from Japan (Air Force). My second one was Emma Alana in 85 my Aunt brought me to the store to pick one out. My third was Corwin Donovan in 85 my Mom brought me to the store to pick him out.
JulieMarch 27, 2021 at 2:10 pm
A 1983 …..”Tansy Edrena” …. rough box, but dolls in Great shape and has never been out of box, adoption papers intact and never opened…..38 years later she’s still for adoption and could be yours……but NOT for 38 Dollars!!
DesireeApril 1, 2021 at 1:59 pm
Gigi Brenna was my first CPK in the early 80s! She had red braids and a pacifier and I still haver her today!
Karen radakerApril 6, 2021 at 1:20 am
I have a 1984 cabbage patch doll . The box is all torn up but the doll is in great shape .the birth certificate name is Franci Cornelie. She has red hair ,green eyes grey clothes with blue trim And a white cat on left shoulders .
White shoes with pink stripe. I want to sell the doll .