About Name Your Barbie

The Name

Name Your Barbie isn't just for Barbie dolls; it's a site for all fashion dolls: Barbie, Bratz, Fashion Royalty, Momoko, and others.

The Backstory

For years, when I bought a new doll, I'd take it out of the package and place it on a shelf. And there it would sit — a pretty decoration, and nothing more. They weren't like my DVDs or my books; with those, I could easily interact: simply watch the movie or read the book. But the dolls…I wasn't quite sure what I could do with them. Yet I knew that I wanted a relationship with them, as well.

And that's why this site was born. Not just for me and others like me, but for anyone who wants to explore a different way of interacting with their favorite doll or their entire collection.

Promoting Creative Relationships with Dolls

Name Your Barbie is all about developing the doll/owner relationship. Except that here — where dolls have their own lives, their own interests, their own hopes and dreams — we don't talk about doll "owners." You and I, we're their Sponsors. We create and maintain their pages (and our own), but here we imagine they have an independent existence.

Of course, what their lives are like is up to you.

In the Getting Started menu at the top of this page, you will find links that will allow you to create a page for your doll and one for yourself. You can use these templates as they are or, if you're technically inclined or just like to experiment, you can modify them to reflect your own — and your doll's — personality.

And if you have any problems along the way, feel free to use the Help section of the Forum or contact me directly.

NYB Game

We also have the NYB Game, which is a fun, creative way to explore the lives of your dolls. You can read all about it in the NYB Game Menu and you can sign a doll up to play in the Forum.

Welcome to Name Your Barbie. I hope you enjoy yourself, and I look forward to meeting your dolls.

- Nat Hocken

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