We all know about the unrealistic proportions of Barbie dolls.
So it’s no surprise that many people are interested in seeing Lammily dolls — which have realistic proportions and minimal makeup — become a reality.
The Lammily doll was created by 25-year-old artist/researcher Nickolay Lamm of Pittsburgh.
In March of this year, and in less than one day, Nickolay’s crowdfunding campaign “exceeded his $95,000 goal to produce a first run of the Lammily doll.”
So how did Nickolay come up with the name ‘Lammily’? “It is derived from my last name and family, since my entire family helped me with the project. It purposely doesn’t sound like a common girl’s name.”
Some criticism I have received is that Lammily is a weird name. However, Lammily is for the brand, not the name of any specific doll. […] I encourage everyone who preordered Lammily to give their doll her own unique name.
Now the big question: Do you think, if interest in the doll continues to increase, that “Lammily” has a shot at becoming a baby name?
Nickolay says people are calling the name Lammily “weird,” but weird/innovative baby names are exactly what a lot of parents are looking for nowadays. And, though he claims it “doesn’t sound like a common girl’s name,” Lammily happens to have the same cadence and ending as Emily, which was the #1 baby name in the nation from 1996 to 2007.
What are your thoughts on this one?