Yesterday on the Kelley’s Break Room Facebook page, I asked people what their Cabbage Patch Kid was named. I had asked this before because it entertains me to no end. What I would have given to have been a Cabbage Patch Kid namer. As soon as each was born in the Cabbage Patch, I would have held them so gently and told Xavier Roberts what to name the sweet precious soul. Honestly, though, I don’t know if I could come up with anything better than the names I heard about yesterday.
My Cabbage Patch doll?
Her name was Kathleen Denise. Denise is my middle name, so seeing her middle name on her birth certificate made me extremely happy. I still remember the Christmas I got her. I had opened up all of my presents from my parents and received all of my Santa gifts and still did not spot a Cabbage Patch Kid, the one thing I REALLY wanted. My mom asked me to go get something out of the Ram Charger parked in the garage and when I went out, there was the Cabbage Patch Kid box sitting on the hood and my dad behind it ready with a camera. I don’t think I have ever been more excited in my life. I loved Kathleen with my whole heart. I carried her plastic head with me everywhere I went and I was in FIFTH GRADE. My sister carried hers, too, but, as you can see in this picture, she wasn’t taking hers to school! I swear other girls were taking theirs to school that day besides me.
This is what I tell myself.
My sister’s doll was FLOSS BARBIE, which is a beyond awesome name.
(Are you still stuck on that awesome picture of us? Wishing you had one of those duck sweaters?)
Cabbage Patch Kids were just taking over the world when I had this picture taken. I think it was around 1985. My mom even took a class with my aunt on how to make PORCELAIN Cabbage Patch Kids. She spent hours perfecting how to paint their lips and eyelashes. Ha! She made one for my cousin, Greg, because he was always threatening to turn our Cabbage Patch Kids into coleslaw.
Seeing that Cabbage Patch Kid names make me extremely happy, I thought I would list the ones that people shared on Facebook. I had to have them all in one easily accessible place for me to enjoy on a whim. When the days are gray and lonely, I’ll just pick up my chin and grin and…read this list.
(I only included the ones with a first and middle name given.)
(Also, feel free to pass this list on to anyone expecting a baby and searching for really awesome, memorable baby names. Lots of winners in this list.)