It’s spooky season! But hopefully, your October is full of smiles – and maybe a few surprises – with your new little one arriving! Having a baby born in October is such a special time. You’ve already gotten through the heat of the summer, and now the gorgeous breeze is rolling in, and the newly brown leaves are crunching under your feet. It’s exciting to enter the holiday season with your babe, marking their first celebrations within the first few months of their little lives! I may be biased since October is the month I became a mother six years ago, but I think it’s a perfect month for birth! The tenth month of the year brings the clearest skies, perfect for stargazing and the epitome of fall celebrations. Here are seven fun facts about babies born in October.
Fun Facts About October Babies
All the Beautiful Colors
Your October baby is your little firework, lighting up your new skies with wonder and excitement, which makes their birthstones even more fitting! The tenth month of the year is represented by two gems: Opal and Tourmaline.
Opal is the most common symbol and is known for its iridescent and milky appearance. Literature has often described the opal as bright and dreamy, reminding us of galaxies or . . . fireworks! Opals and babies both bring a sense of purity, truth and, most importantly, hope.
Tourmaline is the lesser-known birthstone for the month, but it is just as stunning! It almost resembles a mood ring (if only they worked on our kids!) with sprawling different colors. The magic of it has been believed to inspire artistic brilliance! Make sure you harbor your new October baby’s creative side!
The Scales and the Scorpion
Babies born in October fall under one of two zodiac signs. The air sign is first; if your baby is born from the 1st to the 22nd, they are a Libra. The scales represent Libra and have a strong pull for justice and harmony. They are cooperative and social, so you can expect your little Libra to have many friends and try to keep the playing field between them. Because of this, they tend to avoid conflict, which can lead to hard conversations and lessons in life. Air signs are known to build connections, so you can expect a special bond with your new baby!
If your little one arrives from the 23rd through the end of the month, they will be a Scorpio. Scorpios are water signs, which means they rule with their emotions. Water signs are always in constant motion, physically or in their little minds! Scorpios are passionate and resourceful, making them great little friends. They can be distrusting, so make sure you bond early with your new Scorpio, so they learn their safe place to thrive!
Your October baby is here, and it’s time for them to bloom and grow! To represent that, October has two birth flowers: marigolds and cosmos.
At a glance, marigolds are a gorgeous deep orange, reminding us of sunshine! The traditional use of these flowers represents grief, but as a birth flower, we like to focus on their symbolism of prosperity. You can see their color and picture a new morning, sunlight trickling in as you cradle your new little love. Marigolds are a perfect representation of this new life.
Cosmos give off the same feeling! With their soft coloring and perfectly spaced petals, these flowers represent the calmness and perfection we see on the faces of our sleeping babies. The golden ray from the marigolds and the dreamy galaxy name behind the cosmos create the perfect symbolism for our October babies.
The 4th of . . . October?
When we think of American symbolism, we tend to think of July . . . specifically the 4th of July, for obvious reasons! But October is home to a ton of patriotic history! In October of 1886, the Statue of Liberty was delivered from France.1 That means your newborn shares a special month with Lady Liberty herself! October is also host to the most birthdays of U.S. Presidents! Presidents Adams, Hayes, Arthur, Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Carter were ALL born in October. I love these because it gives parents a ton of name inspiration to use! How adorable would it be to have your new little star sharing a birthday (and namesake!) with one of history’s most famous?! Or maybe your tiny president will be the next president of the United States!
She Shoots – She Scores!
We touched on this in the babies born in September article, but it also holds true for October! Children born in the fall season, especially in October, are proven to be better athletes. Because of where their birthday falls in the school year, your new little one is bound to be a bit larger and more fit than their peers. There is more to it than just being at the front of their class, though. Moms late into their pregnancy during the brightest and hottest summer months have exposed their babies to strong vitamin D and sunshine! Take note of their “autumn advantage!” and get your little one into some fun sports and teamwork!
Sharing a Special Day!
Nothing can distract you from the significance of your child’s birthday, but sharing the day with a notable name can add some fun! October is chock-full of famous birthdays, so let’s look at who your little one may share their day with.
October 1st: Zach Galifianakis, Julie Andrews, Randy Quaid, Jurnee Smollett, Brie Larson
October 2nd: Sting, Camilla Belle, Larraine Bracco, Kelly Ripa
October 3rd: Lena Headey, Clive Owen, Gwen Stefani, Neve Campbell, Seann William Scott, Shannyn Sossamon
October 4th: Dakota Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Liev Schreiber, Alicia Silverstone, Rachel Leigh Cook
October 5th: Jesse Eisenberg, Kate Winslet, Karen Allen, Clive Barker, Daniel Baldwin, Guy Pearce
October 6th: Elisabeth Shue, Leslie Moonves, Ioan Gruffudd, Jeremy Sisto, Olivia Thirlby
October 7th: Joy Behar, John Mellencamp, Allison Munn, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Ashmore, Amber Stevens
October 8th: Matt Damon, Paul Hogan, Chevy Chase, R.L. Stine, Sigourney Weaver, Ed Zwick, Michael Dudikoff, Bella Thorn, Darrell Hammond, Emily Proctor, Kristanna Loken, Nick Cannon, Bruno Mars, Angus T. Jones
October 9th: Chris O’Dowd, Guillermo del Toro, Sharon Osbourne, Tony Shalhoub, Scott Bakula, John O’Hurley, Steve McQueen, Nick Swardson, Brandon Routh
October 10th: Mario Lopez, David Lee Roth, Bradley Whitford, Bai Ling, Aimee Teegarden
October 11th: Matt Bomer, David Morse, Joan Cusack, Sean Patrick Flannery, Luke Perry, Artie Lange, Jane Krakowski, Stephen Moyer, Michelle Trachtenberg, Emily Deschanel
October 12th: Josh Hutcherson, Hugh Jackman, Carlos Bernard, Dave Legeno, Kirk Cameron
October 13th: Sacha Baron Cohen, Paul Simon, Kelly Preston, Kate Walsh
October 15th: Vanessa Marcil, Penny Marshall, Stacey Peralta, Todd Solondz
October 16th: Tim Robbins, Angela Lansbury, Suzanne Somers, David Zucker, Kim Wayans, Flea
October 17th: Eminem, George Wendt, Margot Kidder, Lawrence Bender, Rob Marshall, Mike Judge, Norm MacDonald, Wyclef Jean, Max Irons
October 18th: Zac Efron, Freida Pinto, Jean-Claude Van Damme
October 19th: Jon Favreau, Michael Gambon, John Lithgow, Trey Parker, Chris Kattan, Joy Bryant, Jason Reitman
October 20th: John Krasinski, Viggo Mortensen, Tom Petty, Danny Boyle, Snoop Dogg, Dan Fogler, Katie Featherston
October 21st: Carrie Fisher, Catherine Hardwicke, Ken Watanabe, Kim Kardashian, Tom Everett Scott
October 22nd: Jeff Goldblum, Spike Jonze, Saffron Burrows, Jonathan Lipnicki, Jan de Bont, Bill Condon, Bob Odenkirk, Carlos Mencia
October 23rd: Ryan Reynolds, Sam Raimi, Ang Lee, Dwight Yoakam, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, Amanda Stenberg
October 24th: Kevin Kline, F. Murray Abraham, Drake, B.D. Wong, Shanae Grimes
October 25th: Ciara, Craig Robinson, Josh Henderson, Katy Perry
October 26th: Seth MacFarlane, Bob Hoskins, Jon Heder, Jaclyn Smith, Rita Wilson, Dylan McDermott, Tom Cavanaugh, Rosemarie DeWitt
October 27th: John Cleese, Ivan Reitman, Roberto Benigni, Peter Firth, Patrick Fugit, Kelly Osbourne
October 28th: Julia Roberts, Joaquin Phoenix, Dennis Franz, Caitlyn Jenner, Annie Potts, Lauren Holly, Andy Richter
October 29th: Ben Foster, Gabrielle Union, Winona Ryder, Tracee Ellis Ross
October 30th: Andrea Mitchell, Henry Winkler, Nia Long
October 31st: Willow Smith, Michael Collins, Rob Schneider, Johnny Marr
Trick or Treat!
Seeing all the costumes is one of my favorite things about new babies and the October holidays! A sweet little pumpkin is the classic look of little ones celebrating their first Halloween, but I’ve seen some super creative ideas over the years. Let’s take a look at what else we celebrate during October!
October 1st: Chinese National Day, International Coffee Day (a Mom favorite, right!?), World Smile Day, National Homemade Cookies Day
October 2nd: Mahatma Gandhi Birthday, International Day of Non-Violence, National Custodian Day
October 3rd: National Unity Day
October 4th: National Child Health Day, National Taco Day, World Animal Day
October 5th: Amazon Prime Day, National Be Nice Day, World Teachers Day
October 6th: National German-American Day, National Plus Size Appreciation Day, World Cerebral Palsy Day
October 7th: Mysore Dasara, Navratri, National Depression Screening Day
October 8th: National Fluffernutter Day
October 9th: Leif Erikson Day, World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, World Post Day
October 10th: World Mental Health Day, National Cake Decorating Day
October 11th: Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, International Day of the Girl Child, National Coming Out Day
October 12th: Farmers Day, National Savings Day
October 13th: Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, National Fossil Day, National M&M Day, National Stop Bullying Day, Navy Birthday
October 14th: National Dessert Day
October 15th: Global Handwashing Day, National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, National Mammography Day, National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, Vijayadashami
October 16th: Global Cat Day, World Food Day, National Boss’s Day (should we get our kids a gift?!)
October 17th: National Edge Day, National Pay Back a Friend Day, National Pasta Day
October 18th: Health Care Aide Day, National Chocolate Cupcake Day
October 19th: Milad an-Nabi, National New Friends Day, World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day
October 20th: International Sloth Day, National Medical Assistants Day, World Osteoporosis Day
October 21st: National Apple Day, National Pets for Veterans Day
October 22nd: International Stuttering Awareness Day, National Nut Day
October 23rd: Hungarian Republic Day, National Croc Day, National Paralegal Day, National Pit Bull Awareness Day
October 24th: United Nations Day, National Bologna Day
October 25th: National I Care About You Day, National Mother-in-law Day, International Artist Day
October 26th: Austrian National Day, National Day of the Deployed, National Pumpkin Day
October 27th: National Mentoring Day, Navy Day
October 28th: National First Responders Day, National Immigrants Day, Ohi Day, National Chocolate Day
October 29th: World Psoriasis Day, National Cat Day, National Internet Day
October 30th: National Checklist Day, National Candy Corn Day
October 31st: Halloween, Magic Day, National Unity Day
Out of everything you choose to celebrate this month, the birth of your new October baby will surely be at the top of your list! Your new babe has a fabulous season ahead of them and will likely start their mobile stage when summer rolls around! We wish you all the best with your little pumpkin! Welcome, October babies!