Who is this Doll? Doll’s Names

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?

Classic Raggedy Ann And Raggedy Andy Dolls

Classic Raggedy Ann And Raggedy Andy Dolls

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. ☺

Why we ‘name’ every doll we ship.

Stuffed Plush Big Bird

Stuffed Plush Big Bird

Do you know who Barbie is? Big Bird? How about Raggedy Ann? If you give a Barbie to your daughter, does she start calling her Luella?

Dolls need to have names; if they’re recognizable, they come with ready made names and your child will probably know what that name is.

But what about your generic baby dolls? This one came into our warehouse as “Anatomically Correct Caucasian Boy Doll.” We named him Jacob.

Baby Boy Doll

Baby Boy Doll

Every doll that the Pattycake Doll Company sells has a name.


Because it’s very hard for a child to attach and nurture and love an ‘object.’ Kids don’t generally name their spoons or their toothbrush. But kids do attach to and nurture their dolls. And to do that, the doll needs a name.

So to make your life, and your child’s life easier, we name the dolls that don’t already have a name.

Your child may change the doll’s name if she doesn’t like it; or it may become more simple like Baby, or Dolly, but we promise, if won’t ever become nameless like her spoon!

PS: If she has two dolls they will each have their own name!