Cabbage Patch Kids are a brand of doll created by Xavier Roberts in 1978. The Cabbage Patch Kids name was created by Atlanta designer, writer and licensing agent, Roger L. Schlaifer. His original idea was inspired by the old wives that babies were born under a cabbage leaf. The plastic version of the Robert' dolls became the toy phenomenon of the eighties — with people rioting in stores to purchase the hot, new dolls — and everything else branded Cabbage Patch Kids.
A Cabbage Patch Kid came with a birth certificate and a name and description of their personality but you could send in a corrected form and choose a name you preferred. There were dozens and dozens of variations in hair and eye color and gender and age and clothing style.