QOTW: What influences doll naming?

Written on January 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week

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Her Majesty, Princess Primrose

Stock doll names make horrible doll names in reality. I would never call my Kenners by the name Kenner. I would not refer to Belarus as Love Mission or Minnow by Hi-Ho! Marine. I find inspiration in many different places for doll names. For Moxie and Mollie (Molybdenum), I wanted names that both started with the same letter. For Emmalynn, I wanted a letter that I hadn’t already used. Cedar ended up with a nature-name because of her reddish hair. Minnow was named Minnow because of her marine-themed box and general theme. So sometimes the original stock does influence my naming scheme, if you can call it that, but sometimes a name is just a name. And sometimes I end up calling a doll Prim(rose) due to the immense irony I see in a vintage doll with frizzy hair become called Prim (and proper).

What influences doll naming for you?

6 Responses to “QOTW: What influences doll naming?”

  1. K. AKA @MaidenCanada

    I usually think about the stock and their backstory then pick a letter. I almost used the whole alphabet but some girls have the same letter. I have used a lot of different themes.
    My Dolly Family
    Pavlova NM / Bijou CCC / Magnolia EP / Dolce VPD / Wisteria SL / Laine SP / Saffron SM / Calliope SG / Minka IR / Laurel SP / Ivy FF / Sage VSmash / Olive FrFr / Perry SC / Stefani SV / Patience NL / Cora C9B / Penny CuCu / Crumpet GNC/ Valentin RS / Lottie Prairie Posie / Pippa FTS / Etienne Snowflake Sonata / Fawn Simply Love / Hibou Simply Delightful / Georgia Orange & Spice /

  2. Jane AKA @maidensuit

    Names are so strangely important to me as part of the “bonding process” (if you know what I mean) and I’m pretty picky about them. I’m definitely influenced by everything from the style of the doll’s stock/story, her hair color/texture, and her general aura.

  3. Tracy says:

    My son named my most recent acquisition. She’s a customized Simply Mango, and he decided that her name should be “Lemony” because of her hair color which I guess is kind of a lemon-y color . . . Probably not the best way to name a doll . . . 🙂

  4. Sam says:

    I only have one girl a zinochicha and I got it wrong the first time and thought it said zockarina so she’s called that the next girl I get is going to be called genniveve

  5. Sam says:

    Is princess primroses dress made by kult of kulta

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