And just like that, August is here! If you have a little one expected to join your family this month, the countdown to meeting them is on! I’m sure you are ready for them to come earthside, as you’ve suffered through the end of your pregnancy during the hot summer. August unofficially marks the end of the season here in the States, with college students beginning to move into the dorms and summer camps coming to an end. The nights will soon start to close the days earlier, with the long hours of summer sunshine wrapping up behind us. And we get to celebrate all of our special August arrivals! Here are some fun facts about babies born in August.
Fun Facts About August Babies
Babies who join us during the 8th month of the year are special. They are exposed to so much vitamin D during their time in the womb, so they tend to have a “sunny” disposition. Another reason they can be such happy little things is they were created during joyous times! If you’re due during the beginning of the month, you likely conceived at the beginning of the holiday season amongst the plans and preps for upcoming Thanksgiving. If you are due toward the end of the 31 days, your baby was conceived around the beginning of December, which we all know is full of the hustle and bustle and togetherness! Between the close-knit feeling of Hanukkah and the joyous anticipation of Christmas and an impending fresh start in the new year, this season brings bliss . . . and an August baby!
The Lion or The Maiden
If your little one arrives any time before the 22nd of the month, they will be fierce little lions. They’ll fall under the zodiac sign Leo, which is represented by the brave animal. It is a fire sign – ruled by the sun – and is bound to be as confident and bright as you’d assume! Your little Leo is likely to be loyal and protective, which are helpful traits for them on the playground (and in the real world). The lion isn’t only tough, though . . . they are also playful and loving, often being chosen for playdates and social gatherings. You’re bound to have a fun ride with your August Leo.
If your babe makes their appearance after Leo season ends, they will be considered a Virgo. Virgo children are the helpers, great with paying attention to detail and getting the task done. If you’re worried about teaching them to clean up, you may not have to worry as much about your maiden sign! They naturally like to keep order but can be finicky and hold a high standard, so keeping balance in the home is important for your new little late August bundle!
August’s birth flowers make for a gorgeous garden! August is represented by the Gladiolus and the Poppy. Both of these are bright and cheerful as they grow, much like how it will be watching your new summer baby! The Gladiolus comes in a delicious range of purple to light pink colors, representing a calm demeanor, integrity, and infatuation. They are the perfect flower to fit in anywhere in a garden, making themselves right at home.
Poppies also symbolize this birth month. This flower is actually the perfect choice of bouquet to celebrate a new baby, as the yellow poppy represents wishes of wealth and success! The red ones signify happiness, and white poppies are for consolation. Poppy would also be a wonderful name for a girl born in August, special and symbolic to carry with them!
A Trio of Stability
The 8th month of the year is celebrated with three special gems: the Peridot, Sardonyx, and the Spinel. The only other months that share three stones are June and December. Peridot is a gorgeous lime green mineral that is considered the traditional birthstone for August. Its origin is unclear, but it is associated with good fortune! Nothing is more perfect to represent how fortunate you are to have your new baby!
The Sardonyx is a more modern stone representation for the month, appearing like waves of sand and minerals causing a striping pattern. These stones are special, symbolizing the mixing of people and partnerships in their complex layers and promoting lasting happiness together!
The lesser-known, but just as exceptional, stone is the Spinel. Spinel stones are often confused for a ruby, with their fiery color and strength. They represent devotion and dedication. All three stones sound like a striking mix for a strong family unit!
Ready (or not)!
An interesting thing to consider as a new parent to an August baby is their school-age! I know we are so consumed with the days (or is it night? I can’t tell! When did I last sleep?) of having a newborn that it may be impossible to look that far ahead. But August kids will either be the oldest or youngest in their graduating class, depending on their readiness for school! Because of how most districts are set up, your little one will be right on the cut-off. They will either miss the deadline and start the following year, making them the oldest in their class, or they will scoot right in and be one of the youngest. This can be a tough choice for parents, but it all depends on your individual child and their abilities! Whatever choice you make is the best for your family.
Your new baby has the most prominent name in your house, but they may share a birthday with a famous household name! Whether little one is destined for the big screen, singing a big hit, or running a major company – they’re bound to be successful. Let’s take a look at all of the popular people born in August!
August 1st: Jason Momoa, Sam Mendez, Coolio
August 2nd: Mary Louise Parker, Kevin Smith, Jacinda Barrett, Sam Worthington
August 3rd: Martha Stewart, Tom Brady, Michael Ealy, John Landis, Martin Sheen, Tony Bennett, Karlie Kloss, Ryan Lochte
August 4th: Barack Obama, Meghan Markle, Cole & Dylan Sprouse, Abigail Spencer, Greta Gerwig, Billy Bob Thornton
August 5th: Jonathon Silverman, Loni Anderson, Tawny Kitaen, Jesse Williams, Maureen McCormick
August 6th: Lucille Ball, Andy Warhol, M. Night Shyamalan, Soliel Moon Frye, Vera Farmiga
August 7th: Charlize Theron, Tobin Bell, Karl Urban, David Duchovny
August 8th: Shawn Mendes, Roger Federer, Megan Good, Dustin Hoffman, J.C. Chasez, Lindsay Sloane
August 9th: Anna Kendrick, Whitney Houston, Gillian Anderson, Hoda Kotb, Dan Levy, Melanie Griffith, Audrey Tautou
August 10th: Kylie Jenner, Antonio Banderas, Justin Theroux, Angie Harmon, Betsey Johnson
August 11th: Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Joe Rogan, Anna Gunn, Hulk Hogan, Steve Wozniak
August 12th: Cara Delevingne, Casey Affleck, Peter Krause
August 13th: Sebastian Stan, Paul Greengrass
August 14th: Mila Kunis, Halle Berry, Steve Martin, Catherine Bell, Magic Johnson, Tim Tebow
August 15th: Jennifer Lawrence, Joe Jonas, Debra Messing, Ben Affleck
August 16th: Steve Carell, Angela Bassett, Madonna, Rumer Willis, Kathie Lee Gifford
August 17th: Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Taissa Farmiga
August 18th: Edward Norton, Patrick Swayze, Christian Slater, Robert Redford, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Edward Norton
August 19th: Coco Chanel, Matthew Perry, John Stamos, Kyra Sedgwick, Bill Clinton
August 20th: Amy Adams, Demi Lovato, Andrew Garfield, Al Roker
August 21st: Hayden Panettiere, Brody Jenner, Kenny Rogers, Kim Cattrall
August 22nd: Dua Lipa, James Corden, Kristen Wiig, Tori Amos, Giada De Laurentiis, Rick Yune
August 23rd: Kobe Bryant, River Phoenix, Shelley Long
August 24th: Rupert Grint, Sofia Richie, Steve Guttenberg, Dave Chappelle, Marlee Matlin, Chad Michael Murray
August 25th: Blake Lively, Rachel Bilson, Elvis Costello, Blair Underwood, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sean Connery, Rachael Ray, Gene Simmons, Rachel Bilson, Regis Philbin, Claudia Schiffer
August 26th: Mother Teresa, Melissa McCarthy, Keke Palmer, Macaulay Culkin, James Harden, Chris Pine
August 27th: Tom Ford, Aaron Paul, Alexa Vega, César Millán
August 28th: Jack Black, Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes, Jennifer Coolidge, Armie Hammer, Daniel Stern, Jason Priestley, Honey Boo Boo
August 29th: Michael Jackson, Lea Michele, Carla Gugino, William Friedkin, Elliott Gould
August 30th: Cameron Diaz, Warren Buffett, Lewis Black, Michael Chiklis
August 31st: Richard Gere, Deborah Gibson, Chris Tucker, Mare Webb
Even though your child’s birth is the most important day in August, it could fall on another day of celebration! August is a family-oriented month, boasting days to revel in like Women’s Equality Day, Respect for Parents Day, and the first Sunday of the month always marks American Family Day! Let’s see which holiday your little one may arrive on!
August 1st: Respect for Parents Day, National Minority Donors Day
August 2nd: National Coloring Book Day, National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
August 3rd: National Watermelon Day, National Georgia Day
August 4th: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, National Coast Guard Day
August 5th: National Underwear Day (potty training must-haves!)
August 6th: National Root Beer Float Day, National Wiggle Your Toes Day
August 7th: Purple Heart Day, National Play Outside Day (here are some outside toys!)
August 8th: National Happiness Happens Day, Global Sleep Under the Stars Day
August 9th: National Book Lovers Day (list of favorites here!)
August 10th: National Connecticut Day, National S’mores Day, National Lazy Day
August 11th: Global Kinetic Sand Day, National Son’s and Daughter’s Day
August 12th: National Middle Child Day (middle child challenges!)
August 13th: International Left-Handers Day, National Filet Mignon Day
August 14th: National Creamsicle Day, National Garage Sale Day
August 15th: National Relaxation Day (maybe try some meditation!)
August 16th: National Tell a Joke Day, National Roller Coaster Day
August 17th: National Nonprofit Day, National Thrift Shop Day
August 18th: National Fajita Day, National Ice Cream Pie Day
August 19th: International Bow Day, National Aviation Day, National Potato Day
August 20th: National Radio Day
August 21st: National Senior Citizen Day (hang with the grandparents!)
August 22nd: National Tooth Fairy Day
August 23rd: National Sponge Cake Day, National Ride the Wind Day
August 24th: National Maryland Day, National Waffle Day
August 25th: National Secondhand Wardrobe Day (a great way to save money!)
August 26th: National Dog Day, National Women’s Equality Day
August 27th: National Just Because Day
August 28th: National Thoughtful Day, National Power Rangers Day
August 29th: National Lemon Juice Day
August 30th: National Grief Awareness Day (a mothers story of grief)
August 31st: National South Carolina Day, National Trail Mix Day
All of these holidays are special in their own way, and the best way to acknowledge it would be for your new baby’s birthday to fall on one of them! August is full of excitement, between celebrating family, wrapping up the end of summer, and looking forward to the new school year. The extreme heat is ending, and the lazy days of the season are coming to an end, but the new beginning for your family is just getting started! Congratulations to all the new August parents, and welcome to the world, August babies! We can’t wait to see what you do.