Cabbage Patch Kids Baby Names
When I was a child, I had seven children…or so I believed. They may not have actually walked or talked, but I loved them unconditionally in spite of these limitations. Some of you international Berries may not know what I’m talking about, but you American Berries who were children of the ‘80s and ‘90s understand what I mean when I say that my Cabbage Patch Kids were my babies. This American line of dolls has been going strong since the late 1970s, each one coming with a unique set of features, clothing, and best of all, birth certificates, complete with first names, middle names, and birth dates. They were, as the legend goes, born in a magical cabbage patch presumably located in some supernatural corner of America that is birthing plastic-headed, soft-bodied babies to this very day.
As I said, my Cabbage Patch Kids (CPKs) were my babies, and I had seven. I held them, clothed them, took them for walks in little doll strollers, bought them each pairs of handmade CPK-sized underwear from a local flea market, and I was even able to give one of them baths because she was a special variety of CPK made to go in water. I owned the special CPK baby carrier, and put my dolls to bed each night on wooden doll-sized bunk beds made my great-grandfather (yes, I did fit all seven of them onto one set of bunk beds…and they slept just fine stacked on top of one another, thank you very much). They were my babies in every way but one: I did not name them. Apart from the one that I bought second-hand without his birth certificate, and another that came with a horrid name that absolutely had to be changed, I felt obligated to keep the names they had borne since their emergence from the magical cabbage patch.
I do not know who is responsible for the name combos that come on Cabbage Patch Kids’ birth certificates, but I can tell you this: It is not a Nameberry. Don’t get me wrong, some of these dolls come with names as magical as the land whence they came, but many of them feature odd, rarely-heard name combos that clash stylistically and rhythmically. My little plastic-headed family was saddled with one or two such names, though I was particularly lucky in that most of mine came with lovely name choices:
Abigail Sarah became just Abby to me. Her name might flow just fine to the average person, but to my childhood ear it was a disastrous clash of my best friend’s first name and my sister’s first name, like mixing water and oil.
Collette was my very first CPK, and I was too little to read her birth certificate myself or to care what her middle name was. Thus her middle name has long been lost to me.
Daniel James was named by yours truly, as he was rescued from a consignment shop in an abandoned and naked state. I was not a name nerd at the time, and simply gave him the name my parents would have used if any of their daughters had been a boy.
Nana Vicky’s name takes the cake. Nana. They named my baby Nana. I was about eight years old when I got her, and my maternal grandmother was my Nana. I was appalled at this choice by the Cabbage Patch gods. I immediately changed her name to Ashley Joy—an unsurprising ‘90s first-name choice with an unsurprising filler middle name, perfect to an eight-year-old.
My sisters had their own Cabbage Patch Kids, and although I don’t remember some of their middle names, they had:
Truth be told, I didn’t give much thought one way or the other to my Cabbage Patch Kids’ names. What can I say—I was not a Nameberry at the time. There was only one doll name that ever caught my attention, worn by one of my few non-CPK dolls. She was a generic doll that I never played with much, but her brown eyes and calico dress of brown, orange, and cream always caught my eye. She came with the name Jamie—a sound that, to me, replicated the sound of tinkling wind chimes and was, I believed, the most beautiful sound in the English language. With no real-life friends named Jamie and with parents unwilling to name my youngest sister Jamie, I determined at a young age to one day have a Jamie of my own. And who knows…maybe I still will.
So let’s hear your dolls’ names—CPK or otherwise! Did you keep your Cabbage Patch Dolls’ original names, or did you override that birth certificate and choose something all your own? Did your dolls inspire any of your current name loves? Let’s hear them!
Alzora has been a name addict since her adolescence, and has been a Nameberry fan since discovering it last year. She and her husband are currently trying to conceive their first child, whose name changes daily.
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on May 20th, 2013 at 12:50 am
Catarina Inez. She was one of the “preemies” which meant she was bald except for a tuft of hair on top of her head. I think I was only about 2 when I got her. I’d never heard of anybody with these names, so it sounded unbelievably exotic to me. Coming up with names for those birth certificates would be my dream job, as I’m sure it would be for many other Berries!
on May 20th, 2013 at 1:17 am
I don’t remember the middle, but my bald cabbage patch doll (I guess she must have been a premie like yours) was named Petunia. I remember my mom saying what a horrible name that was, haha!
on May 20th, 2013 at 1:42 am
I just bought my daughter her first cabbage patch doll – Giselle Coco (which I chose mainly for the name!). My favourite as a kid was Peggy Cheree.
on May 20th, 2013 at 2:30 am
Eleanor Mae was mine. Actually love the name!
on May 20th, 2013 at 2:59 am
Mine came with the name Ophelia Eunice. Hated them both and still do. She was very quickly renamed Elizabeth Ann – Elizabeth for my grandmother, I can’t remember where Ann came from.
My sister got the twins, which came with the names Wade and Rosalind (can’t remember the middles – Wade could have been Wade Thomas but I’m not sure). I definitely preferred those names and still love both.
on May 20th, 2013 at 4:27 am
I had a boy but really wanted a girl – which I achieved by changing his name to a girl name, putting “extensions” in his hair and dressing him in dresses!
I can’t remember his official boys name, but I changed it to Anna Olivia. I’m not sure why I chose Anna, but I chose Olivia because that’s my middle name 🙂
on May 20th, 2013 at 4:32 am
My parents bought ours from Germany. Apparently, CPK was not a thing in Europe, so the local department store chain flew a bunch of them in. (The dolls came from Santa, but I was older … I overheard my parents discussing whether or not to spend an unexpected Christmas bonus on them.) They came with passports – and instructions on how to file for your birth certificate. It meant that we got to choose their names! Mine became Nicolette Charyl. My sister’s was Mary Lou (as in Retton), and I cannot remember my other sister’s choice.
Definitely fed my name obsession …
on May 20th, 2013 at 4:41 am
Recently I was visiting my parents and they have been cleaning out the basement. They found my old Cabbage Patch doll. I remembered her name being Karleen Audrina, but I noticed on her birth certificate, her name was actually Karleen Eudrina. I think I was confusing her name with the V.C. Andrews book, My Sweet Audrina.
My husband’s Cabbage Patch doll, which we sold on ebay last year, was Bobby Boyce. We aren’t selling Karleen because my mom wants to keep her for her grandchildren to play with when they visit. If I had known mine was still around, we wouldn’t have sold poor Bobby.
I can’t remember my brother’s Cabbage Patch’s name. My mom found his doll too, but not the birth certificate. My other brother had something called a Koosa. They were Cabbage Patch pets. She also found our two Cabbage Patch horses. I don’t think these toys exist anymore, just the dolls. Everything was in good condition for being in the basement.
on May 20th, 2013 at 5:54 am
Annabella Cleopatra! Her arrival on Christmas Day 1985 ensured no doll, or any other toy for that matter, went without a name in my house.
on May 20th, 2013 at 6:51 am
I’ve been to the magical cabbage patch!! I grew up in North Georgia so my parents’ took because it was close by. Its called Babyland General Hospital, but it is actually a cabbage patch under a magical tree. You can watch the “birth” of a CPK. I’m not 100% sure, but I think I remember even getting to name my baby at the adoption center. I named mine Sammy after my dad. 🙂
on May 20th, 2013 at 8:11 am
I had Ansel Baldwin and Annabelle.
on May 20th, 2013 at 8:33 am
We had over 15 cabbage patch dolls in our house. I have one of the original, hand made dolls from Xavier and my Aunt has 2… I’m not even sure these have birth certificates since they live in a box. 🙂
My first’s name was Mary.
My newborn’s name was June (and I changed it every time I played with her.)
I had a set of identical Twin boys: Theodore and William (such classics!)
I can’t remember the other dolls, but my favorite baby (who looked just like the baby from My Little Golden Books “Baby Mine” story) was Marie Elizabeth. She was dressed in one of my old baby sleepers and then I put one of my old blue with lace dresses over it. My grandma made her an afghan of her own, and my aunt got her a crib which she is still sleeping in my mom’s basement.
My sister had a set of twins… the boy was David and the girl I can’t remember. I think she also had a Sharon and a Jennifer.
My brother’s only Cabbage Patch was a little bald boy named Mac Damon. Bought because his middle name was our last name. and when we played, my brother was always a single dad-detective who’s wife was killed by the bad guys, so he was raising his CP alone. 🙂
on May 20th, 2013 at 8:38 am
Mine was Elva Mavis, but that name was too old ladyish for me. I called her Ellie Mae.
My sister had a bald boy, but he wasn’t a preemie. He came with a red baseball cap. His name was Augustin Finley. We thought that was the funniest name at the time. So since we grew up in the 80s, his name became Justin. I love his name now.
I always wanted to go to the Babyland General Hospital to name a Cabbage Patch Kid. I am pretty sure that older ladies and gentlemen went there and used their own names, hence Elva Mavis and Augustin Finley. Children would never have come up with those names in the 80s. They were probably the ones that named them things like Ashley Dawn and Matthew David. I wanted to name one after myself since my name is Welsh and almost unheard of in North America.
on May 20th, 2013 at 8:45 am
Best Post Ever!
Chrissie Wilma + Heywood Frank were mine.
on May 20th, 2013 at 8:49 am
I had a newborn called Constance Esther. Horrible name. Just horrible.
on May 20th, 2013 at 9:13 am
I had three CPK’s:
Genevra Libby (Just called Libby, because what 3 year old can say Genevra?)
Cecile Hope (Affectionately called CeCe)
Clancy Koosis (He was one of the weird pink cat-looking ones)
on May 20th, 2013 at 9:15 am
Mine was named Diggory Merlin. Amazing.
I still have his birth certificate. I found it a few years ago and the name nerd in my had to keep it. I feel like it represents the first interesting name in my life.
I also very vividly remember entertaining myself at toy stores by reading the CPK birth certificates for the name and thinking how naming those dolls would be the best job in the world
on May 20th, 2013 at 9:34 am
Love this! So fun reading what other people got.
My first beautiful red-head was Daphne Emma. I still think that is very pretty.
Then I got a preemie named Kali Lynda. As a little girl I could never work out how to say Kali (was it like Callie? Kaylee? kuh-LEE? I didn’t know). So I called her, um, Lynn-Lynn. I thought that was adorable.
Then came my boy — Carlos Dunbar. Which was so ugly to me that I named him after my dad — Stephen Randall, but called him Randy.
Next up was Christy Berenice, another redhead.
Last I got the totally adorable but ridiculously-named-to-me Esmeralda Maybelle. So I changed it. I am extremely embarraced about my choice, but I named her Patrizia Velvet and called her Trixie!
My sister had Leda Dot (which she now insists was Leah Dot).
My husband still has Darryl Louis, who sleeps with my dolls on my daughter’s bed.
And my sister found a 1983 still in the box redhead for my daughter when she was born — Nelly Kali. I allowed my sister to rename her and it is Piper Zoie.
I had lots of other dolls with a wide range of names from sweet little Elizabeth Ann to randomly wild Randilini Rosatana. My daughter carries on this tradition with some really neatly named dolls. Her first ever was named Belle, and since then has added Isaac, Dorothy, Charleston, Mary, Charles, Alice, and my favorites, a group of siblings named Anna Sophia, Emily Emma, Zach Sillaman, Jack Isaiah, and Lullaby Flower. She has rag dolls named Charlotte and Saree.
Her newest is the cancer doll from American Girl, named Hope Valenteen. 🙂
on May 20th, 2013 at 9:41 am
I had 4 Cabbage Patch Kids, and I loved them more than anything. I am also adopted, so the fact that you could adopt dolls with birth certificates was the most amazing thing to a little girl like me.
Alvera Lenora was my very first. She had brown hair in 2 pigtails. I loved her so much. I remember how devastated I became when she began losing the demarcation of her fingers because the thread on her hands started to break away. The next was my little bald boy, Lars Berkley. He came in cute little denim overalls. And the third was another little guy with short, brown hair. I can only remember his first name, Robin. My last was a blond haired, blue eyed girl, with one long pony tail. Just as I am typing this, her name finally popped back into my head after so many years. That little beauty was Zara Bebe. As an adult, I can now appreciate how fantastic her name was. Those dolls were pretty much my life for a point in time, and I feel like they defined a good chunk of my childhood.
My mother died 2 years ago, and other relatives cleaned out the house. I am sure that my babies’ birth certificates were in one of the boxes that got thrown out. That makes me quite sad. I don’t know exactly where the dolls are either. My sister had 4 daughters, so I know that my nieces played with them a bit, never knowing their meaning or their significance.
I just wanted to add that one year on spring break we were visiting my step-brother in Atlanta, and my sweet parents drove me for hours into Georgia so that I could go to Babyland General Hospital. It was a dream come true for this little girl from WI. I do remember feeling a bit disappointed when I couldn’t adopt another Cabbage Patch Kid directly from Xavier Roberts’ home base. But we were rather poor, and I know it was just such a special thing to get to go to the Hospital at all.
Fun memories. Great topic!
on May 20th, 2013 at 9:51 am
My cabbage patch kid was named Oriana.
on May 20th, 2013 at 9:52 am
Mine was named Louella and she had her tongue sticking out to the side. I looooved that name when I was little, and promptly used it as an adjective for anything pretty. “That dress is Louella-beautiful!”
on May 20th, 2013 at 9:52 am
I only had one CBD, she was called Ivy Arlene.
on May 20th, 2013 at 9:59 am
I used to babysit my cousin a lot in the 1980’s when she was young (she’s more like a daughter to me). People were so crazy about purchasing a Cabbage Patch doll that I remember watching the news and seeing mothers lining up at the toy store and fighting over them when there was a new delivery. My cousin had a much-loved bald Cabbage Patch doll which she named Sascha. Everyone thought it was a very exotic name. I think she was ahead of her time for spotting naming trends and a mini-Nameberry in-the-making. That sweet little girl just turned thirty and she’ll be getting married in July. Ah, children grow up so quickly!
on May 20th, 2013 at 10:01 am
This is a great post! I had two that I really loved — Shainey Bridget and Blakey Thomas. Yes, not Nameberry names! 🙂 I had two others that I never really played with, and I can’t remember there names. My brother had one named Marshall Thomas (that is a pretty Nameberry name!).
on May 20th, 2013 at 11:32 am
My first was bought when my parents found out their next child would be a boy, much to my baby-sister-wanting-dismay, so try to make me believe boy babies could be fun too, I was given little Timothy Calvin. At the time, I thought those names were absolutely perfect, but things have changed a little bit.
Next, I got identical twin girls whose perfect names were Seraphine Jane and Molly Violet, and to this today both Seraphine and Violet are on my top 10 list.
Lastly for my family, my baby sister (I finally got a sister!) received Belle Audrey one year at Christmas, another beautiful name.
on May 20th, 2013 at 12:03 pm
Wow, those dolls were actually surprisingly well named looking back! I had no idea my tastes had been so informed by the cabbage patch 😉 I had a preemie with the tuft that was a hand-me-down from one of my mom’s coworkers, and I assume the birth certificate was long gone by the time I inherited him. We always referred to him as Patch (super creative I know, but surprisingly fitting considering his birth place and the little curl of hair!) We had Patch and a “real” baby doll that felt like it had bones which looking back is really disturbing! I think the real doll’s name changed to fit every situation, sometimes it was a girl, others a boy. I do remember my proudest naming moment as a child: naming an Indian Princess doll Cher! My Grandma had a good laugh over that with my mom I’ve since been informed, but she assured me it was a lovely name.
on May 20th, 2013 at 12:04 pm
I know that the original CPKs had names from actual Georgia birth certificates. I don’t know if that’s where they still come from.
I don’t remember my doll’s name, but my little sister’s was Donna Edana. It bothered me so much because they were too similar. I think that’s when I first learned about good and bad first and middle combos.
on May 20th, 2013 at 12:18 pm
My first CPK doll was named Mona Holly. I was so disappointed, because I had wanted a CPK for SO, SO long (we didn’t have a lot of money when I was growing up) and I was bummed that she had such a terrible name. So actually took the steps of sending away for a new birth certificate, with the name that I had chosen: Bailey Marie (Bailey after Blair’s newborn baby sister on the Facts of Life. I kid you not.)
A year later, I guess we were doing a little better, because I got another CPK. She came with the name Bethany France, which I liked just fine (I didn’t know there was an actual Bethany, France.)
So my CPK sibset was Bailey and Bethany. Not too shabby for an 8 year old in the 80’s!
on May 20th, 2013 at 12:38 pm
I am too young to have had a CPK doll, but the naming of my American Girl dolls was undoubtedly the beginning of my name obsession. Kirsten’s name was pre-determined, but I added the middle name Elizabeth. She also had a modern alter ego named Kaitlyn. A second-hand AG doll became Gabriela “Bree”, and I found the pre-named Maria Josefina’s name to be astonishingly beautiful. My Bitty Baby, whom I named at age six, was Rebecca Grace, after my favourite literary character. Apparently that love started young!
I went on to create full families from the town in which Kirsten lived, drawing from the Social Security records of the 1800’s. Notable sibling sets include August, Moses, Olive, Hugh, Eli, and Minnie, which would fit nicely on a Nameberry forum today, and Lois, Leonard, Lidia, Lawrence, and Lavinia, which is taking the letter theme a bit too far. And yes, I still love to randomly page through baby name books and select sibling sets.
on May 20th, 2013 at 1:10 pm
I never had these but owned numerous barbies/polly pockets proved by the vast array of name lists in my early notebooks.
on May 20th, 2013 at 1:12 pm
I was too little to read the birth certificate with mine, but she was Brittany (possibly she had a different spelling) and I have no memory of a middle name. My little sister also got one called Brittany, but she changed it to Julia so we wouldn’t have dolls with the same name. I hated the name Julia when I was little, but it is surprising that my then not-yet-in-kindergarten-aged sister to choose that name.
on May 20th, 2013 at 1:14 pm
Continued…I think I enjoyed naming them and putting them on registers more than actually playing with them although I do remember some rather dramatic stories. My two favourite Polly Pockets were always called Rick and Lila but the other’s names changed often.
on May 20th, 2013 at 2:25 pm
My first CPK, a gift from my grandparents, was named Dawn Ernestine. To this day, my mom thinks that name is hilarious. Later I got a CPK baby (maybe a preemie) that came with the name Bert Lyn. I wasn’t aware Lyn could be a man’s name, so I thought it was a mistake and re-named the doll Holly.
My brother was too young to be into CPKs at first, but my parents didn’t want him to feel left out so they bought a knock-off that didn’t come with a birth certificate. Of course, my first question was what name it came with, so they had to make one up on the fly, hence my brother’s doll was named…. Bob. Good job, Mom and Dad! 🙂
on May 20th, 2013 at 2:26 pm
I don’t remember my CPK’s name 🙁 and I don’t remember the birth certificate much if at all either 🙁 I was such a pack rat as a child, I can’t believe I didn’t keep it.
I did have a favorite doll who I named Samantha. She still lives at my mom’s house in a doll sized rocking chair. My niece now plays with her when she is visiting, and everyone (Even my dad and brother!) refer to her as Samantha. That makes me happy.
Samantha is no longer an appealing name to me, but I loved it as a child.
on May 20th, 2013 at 3:31 pm
Mine was called Regina but can’t remember her mn , I recall I thought it was awful though.
on May 20th, 2013 at 5:02 pm
Mine was Bea Alannah! I didn’t like it at the time, but I do like the name Bea now.
on May 20th, 2013 at 5:37 pm
My 1985 pig-tailed Cabbage Patch Kid was Adelle Trixie. As a Rachelle, I thought this name was the bee’s knees for the longest time. (Beatrix resonates as a superior name to me now.)
on May 20th, 2013 at 6:10 pm
I had two. My first was Gloria Miranda and my second was Jessica Marcia.
on May 20th, 2013 at 6:17 pm
I had a few cabbage patch dolls when I was younger, but I think they were from garage sales or hand me downs, so I don’t know their names. I do have American Girl dolls with names though. Samantha and Rebecca’s names were pre-determined, but I have since added middle names, so their full names are:
Samantha Rowena Parkington
Rebecca Hazel Rubin
and then there’s my mini ag doll, Julie Albright, who’s added mn is Tessa
on May 20th, 2013 at 7:21 pm
I actually kept the birth certificates, but not the dolls. So, right now, I checked for their names.
I had a boy: Gregory Jarvis and a girl: Lyndsey Aimee. (I only like Gregory.. Not Jarvis)
I remember that I hated their names, but refused to change them for the fear of angering the Cabbage Patch Gods….
on May 20th, 2013 at 9:32 pm
I had only one CPK doll. His first name was Simon and I forgot the mn.
I also had a Precious Moments doll, a 24″ boy in light blue PJs. I named him Coorow.
on May 20th, 2013 at 11:19 pm
Mine were all bad. Carla Nancy, Agatha Wanda, and Nancy Amy. I was quite jealous of my brother, who had Miles Reuben. 🙂
on May 21st, 2013 at 12:13 am
Mine was Nancy Faye. It sounded horrible to me at the time, but not so bad now. But as a fan of Nancy Drew Mysteries, it made sense to me. I distinctly remember packing her in a box and putting her in my mom’s attic, but subsequent attic searches have never located her which is too bad because my five year old would love having a doll I played with…
on May 21st, 2013 at 12:54 am
Mine was named Nellie Irene, but I changed her name to Nancy.
on May 21st, 2013 at 1:21 am
I can’t remember the middles either, but mine were Agatha and Gerta (or Agga-uh and Gouda since I couldn’t pronounce them as a toddler).
on May 21st, 2013 at 5:25 am
I didn’t have a CPD but my rag doll was Semolina because I liked the pudding! My twins was Jemima…
on May 21st, 2013 at 2:43 pm
My first was a boy in green overalls named Kirby Hans. I thought I had forgotten the name of the girl I got later, but reading everyone else’s responses jogged my memory! She was Daphne Audrey.
on May 21st, 2013 at 4:52 pm
I had two girls. Laura Alex and Kasmira Oreola!
on May 21st, 2013 at 11:42 pm
I never saw their birth certificates and don’t know their middles, but I had Della and Eleanor.
on May 22nd, 2013 at 9:22 am
I always tossed out my CPK names. I hated them. AND I was obsessed with all things A-named. I renamed one Aurora and another Adela. I think I had one more, but I can’t picture it exactly…perhaps the 3rd I’m trying to remember is my cousin’s.
on May 22nd, 2013 at 8:10 pm
Gilligan Carrie and Hugh Jervis who were newborns
Zara Comfort which as a five year old was awful and changed to Crystal which seems terrible now
Sarah Millicent who had the silky hair
and Cara Michelle who could go in the water
all of my cpk had blonde hair and blue eyes, probably because my mom did but I got brown eyes and hair and felt shafted by mother nature.
on May 24th, 2013 at 8:51 am
Sadly, I don’t remember mine, but I do remember that it was the first time I had heard the name Xavier, which I thought was weird. Now I love Xavier!
My name is Jamie! Spelled “correctly” as well! 🙂
on May 27th, 2013 at 5:38 pm
What a great article….
I had several CPK growing up but I don’t remember any of their names… My daughter got a preemie 2 years ago when we went to baby land general in GA her name is Allie Dimple!
on May 28th, 2013 at 7:28 am
I only had one CPK and he was secondhand. He was one of the preemie ones. Remember those? All of the little girls loved them and said, oh I do hope I have a preemie someday! They are so cute and tiny! Kind of horrifying to think about now… So I didn’t know his name. However, I did not name him b.c I knew that he did HAVE a name, just one that I did not know. So I referred to him exclusively as my baby. My mom assured me this this would not hurt his feelings as he was busy being a preemie. I have always been very superstitious about renaming things.
My mother in law bought a CPK for my son. She is really into CPKs. Her name is Phoebe Skye. I remember even though I totally lost the pretend birth certificate.
She is one of the newborn ones- I guess they do not make the preemies anymore? So she has no hair, wears a diaper, and smells very strongly of baby powder. It is overpowering to me, but all of the little girls who come over to play love that and say, “She smells just like a REAL BABY! Can I change her diaper?” She also has a bottle and pacifier. My son (now one and a half) has just gotten very interested in babies and he will spend a good five minutes trying to jam the bottle into his baby’s mouth.
on June 7th, 2013 at 4:44 pm
I only had one CPK, but I thought her nane was just beautiful! It was Carina Pearla, and the name of my sisters was McKenza Nalia. I did however have quit a collection of pre-named porcelin and china dolls.
Some of their names where:
on June 7th, 2013 at 4:45 pm
*name, not nane
on June 9th, 2013 at 6:22 pm
My very first “Adoption Doll,” which was hand made by a lady my mom worked with, I named Angela Marie. Later, I received a store bought girl named Alexa Christina and a boy named Thomas Bertram. I also have an Ashton Drake Galleries doll named simply “Andrew”. I loved reading all the comments. It brought back memories. I, too, dreamed of working in the naming department for Xavier Roberts.
on June 16th, 2013 at 4:40 pm
OMG I was just talking about my beloved Cabbage Patch Kid yesterday. His name was Julian Jerome, somehow I missed the Julian part, so he was always Jerome to me. I wish I could add a photo, I brought him to my apartment in NYC and I think it worries my boyfriend haha
on June 16th, 2013 at 9:40 pm
I was born in 2000, so I don’t really don’t understand the obsession people had with them. Althoigh, my doll was named Lily Audrey. When we moved, I lost her and all I could find was a shoe. :p
on June 18th, 2013 at 1:13 am
I got my CPK in the mid 80’s and her decade appropriate name was Molly !
on July 8th, 2013 at 8:58 am
Mine was Cheyenne Daphne!
on July 15th, 2013 at 8:28 am
Woodrow Osgood! I called him Woody.
on July 29th, 2013 at 12:57 am
My CPK was a girl born on my grandmother’s birthday named Dacil Abril. I remember how much I loathed the name combo (still kinda do) so I called her April every once in a blue moon.
on July 30th, 2013 at 8:16 am
My CPK had an unfortunate name – Fanny Maholla. Due to the Birth Certificate, I felt too guilty to rename her.
on August 3rd, 2013 at 12:22 pm
Unfortunately I only remeber the middle for my first CPK Dianna Sylvia. Though I remeber all the others first names.
Priscilla, Tiffany, Jepetto, Kyra, Tara, Kayden, Jayden, and Adelaide. None of them were twins.
on August 16th, 2013 at 2:30 pm
I got my first name from a Cabbage Patch doll that my older sister had!
on August 17th, 2013 at 9:10 pm
My lovely Cabbage Patch baby’s name was Odette Irene…not bad!! My parents got it for me because my mother’s name is Irene!
on August 26th, 2013 at 10:31 pm
My first CPK kid was (Petra Robin ) then I got (Ivy Ruby) the only boy I got was ( Max Randal) and I had one named ( Ava Louise ) cant remember the other names but those are my main 4 I played with
on September 2nd, 2013 at 8:15 pm
My CPK was named Dick Ferrell. My mother’s best friend gave this doll to me. She had 4 boys but always wanted a little girl. When my mother called her friend to tell her that I turned out to be a girl (they didn’t want to know what gender I was until I was born and everyone thought I would be a boy!) she was jealous and went out and bought me a boy CPK baby doll at once.
I loved Dick Ferrell. He was bald except for a little patch of brown hair at the top of his head and two little top teeth. Dick Ferrell went missing one day and my family was devastated, especially my father. To this day if something goes missing in the house my Dad will say its probably some where with Dick Ferrell.
on September 14th, 2013 at 6:33 am
My great grandmother from the other side of my very distant family was super eccentric. Her house was older than time itself and it was stacked with so many antiques that it could me the dustiest antique shop.
When I first met her I was six, and compared to my mother’s mother (my Granny) she wasn’t very close to me, and in my six-year-old heart I didn’t know her to love her. But In a year that all changed completely when my mum had to go away on business for three weeks and great grandma offered to take care of me. I wasn’t too pleased. She lived write out in the middle of nowhere and even for the British country it was barren. And worst of all she had no T.V, and at that age I couldn’t comprehend the thought of missing Where was Scooby-doo. But, most horrifying of all for me back then was the fact that the room that I was supposed to sleep in was write up at the top floor, right below the attic,and believe me, if you had seen my great grandma’s house you would have thought it was a haunted mansion. It was awful. But something very good came out of all of this.
My great grandma, who I started calling just “Nana”, was born in the year 1909. And as a young girl herself her own mother, my great, great grandmother, who was born in 1882, passed down to her a lot of stuff from her childhood. Stuff like books, furniture, old creepy paintings, teddybears, but most of all she gave her daughter all of her childhood dolls. Porcelain dolls. And my Nana decided to pass some down to me, much to my horror. Not that I had the heart to upturn her feelings even at that age. The first doll she gave me was a slight-dirty blond-sickly looking-vampire type-dead in the eyes girl doll, dressed in a white laced dress and cream shoes with royal blue colouring. To my Nana she was gorgeous, to me she looked like the wife of chucky. And every night I’d go to sleep believing that that doll would take my life and I’d wake up a ghost. But obviously that didn’t happen. But as time went by, and my first impression of my Nana’s doll wore off, I started seeing her in a different light, and it was that very first deadly doll that started my love for dolls.
The chucky dirty blond was named Lady. A name my Nana told me was the name of the doll even before her mother bought it and although I didn’t like it, I was appalled by the thought of robbing Lady of her name if her name was over a hundred years old. And in time, her name became in bedded deep in my heart muck like the name of my Nana. Became something magical and unforgettable. I will never fall out of love with Lady and still have her to this very day, and her glass gaze no longer spooks me. I know her personality. She wouldn’t harm a fly. And I know one day that when I have my own little princess, I’ll be able to scare her too by passing down the doll to her as well. Hee hee hee.
on October 28th, 2013 at 12:14 am
Mine actually had decent names for the ’80s.
on November 15th, 2013 at 5:56 pm
I don’t remember the middle names but I had one (still do actually) called Alistair, and my sister’s was named Alroy. My other sister’s one isn’t come to me at the moment, but I feel like ‘Clancy’ was in there somewhere.
on December 6th, 2013 at 11:25 pm
My first CPK was a homemade knock-off. I named her Lily Lilac. Sounded incredibly corny back then, but could actually exist on a millennial kid. My younger sister’s came with the name Helga Kate. Clunky. She quickly changed it to Michelle Kate (which of course, made it a top 20 name). My real CPK was Imogene Renata. I thought it was an awful name, but I let her keep it anyway. My DD’s came with the name Zorah Mae. Fun post!
on December 6th, 2013 at 11:30 pm
Oh, and supposedly–at least, in the 80’s–Cabbage Patch Kid names came off of real birth certificates of Georgia babies.
on December 7th, 2013 at 2:25 am
my sister had one named Maggie. yuck I always thought they were hideous
on December 17th, 2013 at 7:41 pm
I still have mine and my older sisters Cabbage Patch dolls from when I was 10. I will be 40 next month and expecting my first child. Their names are Vanessa Adina ( I love Adina) but it wont work with our last name. The boy doll is named Lindsey Roddey. I will keep them forever.
on December 19th, 2013 at 10:03 pm
I had a Bessie Leslie and a Rose Hope. I had a few I named myself- Melody Suzanne, Kimberly Ashley, and Billy.
on January 10th, 2014 at 9:26 pm
I had Jocelyn Ann (one of the hard plastic bald ones that could go in the bath) and Lindsay Grace (a new born one with a tuft of red hair and purple eyes) I remember I begged my mum for them because she initially refused thinking they were so ugly!
on March 6th, 2014 at 11:08 am
Haha! The name Nana would have been even worse in my family. Rather than it being our grfdsandmother when we were toddlers “Nanas” was what we called it when our.mother breastfed us.
on March 6th, 2014 at 11:13 am
I had a Gabriella something or other, and a Sybil Ellen. I loved Sybil Ellen’s name as a whole, but always got strange looks from my mother when I said I liked it. I guess the Sally Field movie was too recent? Still love it.
on March 30th, 2014 at 3:13 am
I had 3 1) red head named Mandy Tara (only one I still have, she is 28 years old but looks really young for her age, lol) 1) Conway Lyle which was great because I was a fan of Conway Twitty at a young age. But the third, was just….. awful. Rhoda Lynnette… she was a cornsilk and at the time those were really expensive. So I filled out the paperwork to change her name (April Kathleena was my choice 🙂 ) but I never got it back, was so bummed.
I can’t have biological kids and am raising my niece who I sorta helped name but I still love names to death and play around with them. All my dolls had full names and my pets do too lol
on June 11th, 2014 at 9:40 am
I had several CPK as a kid and I loved them all. The names I can remember are Maggie May, Mary Lou, Caterina Janis, Holly, Rachel, and Rosalita (she was a preemie and my very favorite). When my friends came over, we’d all pick one as our baby. I remember someone always had to name their baby Jasmine. 🙂
on June 25th, 2014 at 3:45 pm
I never had a CPK, but my little sister did. Her name was Cassandra Rochelle, but when I’d play with her, I’d call her Cassie. When she got the doll, she was very young, so she wasn’t very interested in it. But I played with it all the time, so my little sister let me have it! We had a few regular baby dolls, and I remember some of their names, like Isabelle, Beatrice, Joseph, and Fiona.
My sisters and I also loved American Girl Dolls. Between us, we have 16 dolls in total, and 4 of them are mine. We were purists, calling them by their real, given names. I’m one of three girls, and each of us had a look-alike doll. When I got my look-alike doll at the age of four, I named her Melody, after Ariel’s daughter from The Little Mermaid 2, which was my favorite movie at the time. I gave her the middle name Rae at 10 years old. Although not my style, Melody Rae isn’t too bad of a name! My youngest sister also got a look-alike doll when she was 4, and we made naming the doll a group-effort. My middle sister and I wanted to name it Susannah, but my youngest sister wanted to name her Miya. So, Susannah Miya was born (looking back, I question why we agreed on that awkward name combo…)
But my middle sister’s doll had the BEST name! She got her doll when I got mine, making her 2 years old. She was too young for the doll at the time, so she didn’t give it a name until she was 6 years old. When she was too young for the doll, I’d play with it, and I’d call it Charlene Eve, for some reason. But when my sister told me her doll’s name was SHARPAY, I was annoyed, for I named her something different. We ended the dispute by agreeing that her name would become Sharpay Charlene Eve! When I mention it to my sister today, we both crack up!
on January 22nd, 2015 at 8:18 am
I just remembered I had a cabbage patch doll that I used as the baby for my sex ed class in high school. I think the original name was Joyce Emerald, but I renamed her Talia Susannah Lenore.
on April 23rd, 2015 at 4:54 pm
I had a Muriel Babette, Frederica Goldie, and a preemie named Shirley and I can’t remember the MN.
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I own 19 CPK dolls. My mama owns a food bank and Men’s shelter and such, so I have found most of my dolls abandoned there with no adoption information.
1. something Bernice, triplet #3(she was my sisters, but she didn’t want to keep her, so I took her and she hasn’t told me her name yet.)
2. Samantha T. Bernice, triplet #1
3. Zereena Bernice, triplet #2
4. Lola Bernice, small baby with birth name Mary Bernice, which I think is a little to regular for a spectacular baby as she is.
5. Lulu Lemon Solay, baby
6. Monopoly M. Solay
7. Silver Y-Locks, silk hair (not yarn)
8. Bronz Y-Locks, baby
9. Goldy Y-Locks
11. Ora Kalaumbi
12. Zoe Kalaumbi
13. Molly Kalaumbi
14. Bergundy Akri, pronounced Burr Gundy
15. Lilo Akri, baby
16. Azalea Akri
17. Candy Karoline Cassie, my mama’s cpk, hand stitched ,only not original, with pink hair (hence the name).
18.Miile Berg-Cassie( pronounced Millie )
And my newest member, an amputee (due to stains from the previous owner (I found her abandoned at my mama’s exchange store))
19. Cora Kabushki , silk hair
As you can see, my room is overflowed with dolls. I have a rotation that I have half of my dolls under my bed in a bin for a month, then I take them out and switch with the dolls that are under my desk-table in bunk beds.
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