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Nicki and Isabel Hoffman Trademarked

The names Nicki and Isabel were trademarked again after Nicki and Isabel Cohen were trademarked a few weeks ago. However, it seems like American Girl has decided on a new last name for these mysterious new Jewish characters: Hoffman.


Hoffman is another last name of Jewish origin. Interestingly, Hoffman is of German origin as well, while Cohen is the most common name in Israel. I am curious to see if American Girl decided to change the character's ethnicity, because if they end up having some German heritage, it definitely was reflected in the change from Cohen to Hoffman.


I don't have any personality theories for Nicki and Isabel, but if American Girl is releasing another set of sisters, similar to Corinne and Gwynn Tan, sometime in 2023, I believe that Nicki will be the 18 inch doll and Isabel will be the WellieWisher.


cries because it's pretty much confirmed that American Girl is naming ANOTHER 18 inch doll Nicki while there already was an 18 inch Nicki FIFTEEN YEARS AGO




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They've had an Isabel before, too, in the Girls of Many Lands line, and Isabelle in the Girls of the Year. Not to mention two Logans, three Gwen/Gwynn varieties, a McKenna and a Makena, and a Grace and a Marie-Grace. You'd think there were only a few dozen names in existence based on their naming choices....

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wait, what if they were historical from all of the Nazis things then they move to America !!??

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yeah, there's a lot of perspectives during that peroid of time

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That's disappointing. I was hoping they would focus on Jews that were not Ashkenazic for a change. So many Jews are underrepresented in America to the point people only know Ashkenazic. Oh well...

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That's just my opinion. Historicals would be my guess. Either that or World By Us, but I'm leaning towards Historicals because like you guys have said, it looks like they may be Ashkenazic Jewish girls, meaning white, so that sort of makes it a little more unlikely for them to be World By Us unless they have dolls of other countries in general. They are almost certainly not going to be Girl of the Year dolls because we already have Girl of the Year dolls with both those names. I could be wrong, though.

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Although my personal favorite is Hadassah

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moorlandflower
moorlandflower
May 05, 2022
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Hadassah would nave been such a great name! My mom almost named me that.

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How about some good Old Testament names with interesting stories.... Tamar and Yael.

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moorlandflower
moorlandflower
May 05, 2022
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Oh goodness😂 I don't know which Tamar story would be worse for an 8 year old to stumble upon! To be fair I read them when I was about 8. I love Yael/Jael! I love your name choices much more than Ag's.

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