What was your favorite doll’s name?
Who named it?
Some American Girl™ dolls have names, but some are just a brand… there are 11 different skin tone/hair/eye combinations in the Bitty Baby line, but they are all named Bitty Baby. Then there are the 40 American Girl™ Truly Me™ dolls. 40 different hair, skin tone and eye color combinations that can be ordered to make the doll resemble your daughter – all forty dolls are named (and trademarked!) Truly Me.
But once you give your daughter a Truly Me™ doll, do you think she’ll call it Truly Me for the next five years?
Barbie’s name is Barbie™. Ken’s name is Ken™! And little girls know their names. But when they are playing with their ‘Barbies,’ every 11 inch doll is a Barbie even if it has a different name on the box. The child doesn’t say: ” Come on Grandma, let’s play with my Barbies and Midges and Stacies and Theresas etc. She says: “lets play with my Barbies.”
Raggedy Ann’s name is Raggedy Ann. But most other rag dolls are just called Dolly.
Teddy Bears are called Teddy.
At the Pattycake Doll Company every doll we sell is named, either by the manufacturer or by us.
Feel free to change it. ☺