TUESDAY TRIVIA: From Where Did "Barbie" Get Her Name?

September 6, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The full name of the first Barbie doll was Barbie Millicent Roberts, from Willows, Wisconsin.

 

Where did the name “Barbie” come from?

Answer:  Ruth and Elliott Handler, the founders of Mattel, named the doll after their daughter Barbara (now Barbara Handler Segal).

What about Ken?  Was “he” named after a real person?

  

Was "Ken" named after a real person?

Answer:  Yes.

He was named after Barbara’s brother Ken Handler.  Ken Dolls full name is Ken Carson, btw.

 

Last question – who is taller, Ken or Barbie?

 

Last question – who is taller, Ken or Barbie?

Answer:  Ken

Ken stands 12” tall, 1⁄2” taller than Barbie.

 

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