(The Darlings = Corolle‘s Chérie dolls).
Laura grows up and she is just 4 when the first Chéries arrive at home. Capucine, the Japanese doll and Clara, the ginger hair one with freckles.
Laura is becoming a little girl and so, her baby doll Sayuri-Chan grows up too. That’s why, Capucine becomes Sayuri ( « -Chan » is just for babies, so, no more « -Chan » with the grown up doll); whereas Clara becomes Mélanie ( thinking of my friend Mélanie who has ginger hair ! …Hi, Mel !…)
Sayuri and Mélanie always stay with their little mum who doesn’t forget her first baby doll Sayuri-Chan and still plays with her too!