Fun Facts: Personalities of May Babies

Published: 17th May 2018

Do you believe that the month you're born impacts who you are?

Well if you or your baby was born in May, here are several fun facts that might come as a surprise, give you insight into your child and maybe inspire the experience you want to give them.

For starters, the name ‘May’ comes from the Greek goddess Maia. Maia can control flowers like the other nature goddesses. Her personality is very calm, just like the flowers in spring blowing in the breeze. Maia loves nature, even the downsides of it!

And did you know according to a 2016 University of South Hampton study, spring kiddos are least at risk for developing allergies, hay fever, asthma and eczema. BONUS to you!

If you’re a May baby, your birth flower is Lily of the Valley, which is said to symbolise innocence and purity. This beautiful flower was originally from  Europe and was distributed to North America and Northern Asia. Lily of the Valley prefers shade to sun and grows as a wildflower in England. According to legend, lily of the valley flowers sprouted up from Eve’s tears after she was kicked out of the Garden of Eden.

The birthstone of May is an emerald, which is a symbol of love and fortune. Emerald is also seen as a stone that wards off negative energy, bringing healing, inspiration and harmony in its midst.  An old wives tale says emeralds also help heart and blood problems and can also help in childbirth.

We love the idea of wrapping your May babies gifts in an emerald wrap, ribbon and maybe even decorating it with a few emerald gemstones. This works great when you are gifting an experience... the added details will make the unveiling of the experience so much fun. They will love the idea that the rocks and colours represent their birth month.

If you’re interested in astrology your baby’s zodiac sign will be either Taurus, April 20-May 20, or Gemini May 21-June 20.

  • Taurus is an earth sign, meaning your child shares qualities like stability. It also means he/she is more on the conservative side and is a person that makes a lasting and loyal friend. However, if they find themselves in tricky situations they have a tendency to fire up! Most Taureans always do well at school and, when they’re older, in their chosen career.
  • Gemini is a mutable air sign, and some of the typical characteristics include being very energetic and always keen to learn new things. Geminis are known for entertaining people and having a knack for keeping people informed as well as bringing people together. If you have a Gemini baby, be prepared for a child who can get bored easily! These kids generally have a very magnetic personality and need to be constantly engaged.

You little may babies keep awesome company with these celebrities. These celebrities are proof that May babies have talent, clever, fun, charming, are well-loved and optimistic... From wit to raw talent we hope your kids hit the personality jackpot with May as their birthday.

So if we look at our list of celebrities do they all have the following characteristics in common? 

According to a study involving nearly 30,000 people, people born in May also have a more positive outlook on life. Swedish psychologist Jayanti Chotai, who helped with the research, says your little Taurus or Gemini may be more optimistic, in part, because of the influence of daylight hours on dopamine, the brain chemical that controls our reward and pleasure centres. How's that! we all love a bit of optimism. Here are some other facts about May babies according to our sources:

  • May babies are also known to be dreamers and take delight in setting future plans.
  • May babies are said to be self-motivated – when they want something they will do everything they can to make sure they get it!
  • May babies are also charismatic. They like being noticed and like doing things to make them stand out from the crowd and grab people’s attention.

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