It started with the new Adele sculpt that was presented at the Jet Set Convention. Most people are raving over the new doll. I, too, think that the doll is gorgeous, but it is not Adele. So my question to myself and to a few others was, "Why not give this doll a new name?" She is clearly not the Adele that Adele collectors have come to know and love. There are millions of names available. Are you saying that Integrity couldn't come up with a new name for this doll?
So then Mattel comes out with the new fashionistas. Now they have decided to go back to giving them names. So the Artsy doll is now named Nikki....again. This is not Nikki! It is the Desiree sculpt. Why are you naming this doll Nikki? Does Barbie have a limit on how many Black friends she can have? She has two. Nikki and Christie. Yes, you have the SIS dolls, but they are not Barbie's friends. They are friends to each other.
I would just like to see both companies be a little more mindful of when you change face sculpts to the point that the doll is totally different, you really should change the doll's name. Now I think I need to voice this opinion directly to the two companies. I feel better now.
Come back later, when I will be getting back to the joy of dolls.