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American Girl Claudie Last Name Change

Updated: Apr 30, 2022

Claudie's last name has been changed from Jones to Wells.

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thedozenskits
thedozenskits
Oct 06, 2021

I'm so excited about this Doll! I do like the flow of Jones better, but I know some Wells', so that's cool too. I like the end of alphabet last names!

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AnastasiaR
AnastasiaR
Oct 03, 2021

My grandma's last name is Wells. I like both names though.

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KirstenKitFan
KirstenKitFan
Oct 02, 2021

jones goes better with claudie, but wells is a unique last name! :)

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PaisleySaigeAG
PaisleySaigeAG
Oct 02, 2021

I think I may have an idea why they changed the name. If you google "Claudie Jones" the first thing that comes up is a real person named Claudia Jones who was born in 1915 inTrinidad and moved to New York when she was 8 years old. Later she was a journalist in Harlem. I suspect that they don't want their doll to be too close in likeness to any real person from that time period, especially after the whole Luciana/Lucianne debacle. There is also an actress named Claudia Wells, but she was born in 1966 and is Malaysian.

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Yeah, but Lea was before the Luciane lawsuit. After the lawsuit they may be trying to avoid another one. Plus the real life Claudia Jones was a controversial figure in Black American history...I think American Girl doesn't want any one to assume that they are inspired from that person.

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Okay... I'm not sure why they'd do that, but oh, well!

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