I just love my American Girls dolls and have been collecting them for years. I love each one, from the historical dolls down to the Girl of the Year. But this year, I got the surprise of my life when they announced the name of the new 2012 Girl of the Year. It was going to be McKenna, and that's my 5-year-old sister's name. I was shocked, and a little sad that it was not going to be called Madison.

If you ask me, McKenna is kind of an odd name, I guess one of a kind, and the only McKenna I have ever met was my sister. But, of course, my parents and sister were excited. So, I guess maybe the 2012 Girl of the Year will be the best one yet. But I am still going to hold out hope for next year. And the year after. You never know!