Is today your birthday, or your baby’s or has your sister just given birth? Congratulations – it turns out you were born on the most popular birth date in the UK.
According to the Office for National Statistics, the most popular date to be born over the last two decades is September 26th. Whilst the average daily births on most days is near 1,800, on September 26th this is close to 2,000.
Why is September 26th the most popular birth day?
It doesn’t take a genius to do the math – if your baby is born today, it means you conceived around Christmas day! Whether that’s because you planned to have your baby at the beginning of the school year, on September 26th (39 weeks and two days after Christmas day), or decided to try for a baby in the New Year, you’ve given birth on the most popular day of the year.
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Harry and Izzy Judd
McFly drummer and his wife Izzy Judd announced they were expecting their second baby together early this year. The couple, who have been very open about their fertility struggles, conceived their first daughter Lola through IVF. The couple shared news of their arrival on Instagram in a cute photo of their new born with 1-year-old Lola with the caption: ‘Lola this is your little brother Kit. X’
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, here. Image: Instagram/Harry Judd
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to (Facebook owned) Instagram to announce the arrival of his second daughter with his wife Priscilla Chan. The new arrival, named August, is the couple’s second daughter together after welcoming Maxima in 2015.
Mark also used Instagram to announce his paternity leave plans in a cute post of Max with the caption ‘our new daughter is coming soon so I’m planning to take two months of paternity leave. I’m looking forward to bonding with our new little arrival and taking Max on adventures. I’m pretty sure the office will still be standing when I get back.’ Image: Instagram/Mark Zuckerberg
Cheryl and Liam
After a rather silent pregnancy, Cheryl shared the arrival of her first baby with partner Liam Payne in an Instagram post on Mother’s Day, with the caption: ‘On Wednesday 22nd March Liam and I became parents to an incredibly beautiful, healthy baby boy, weighing 7lb 9 and looking like a dream. Although he still doesn’t have a name he is already stealing hearts. We are madly in love and overwhelmingly happy with our little arrival. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers around the world. A day that now has a different meaning to me forever.’
Since then, we’ve not seen a lot of photos of Baby Bear Grey Payne, although the couple have said this is because they want him to be able to decide what to share with the world when he’s old enough. Image: Instagram/ Cheryl
Former Spice Girl and her husband Christian welcomed her second baby, Montague George Hector on 21st January 2017. Sharing the news on Instagram, Geri Horner shared a cute photo of her new arrival’s foot, with the caption: ‘Montague George Hector Horner arrived this morning, a beautiful little brother for Bluebell and Olivia #amazingday #grateful #monty’.
The star also tweeted, ‘Christian and I are delighted to announce our baby boy was born this morning weighing 7lbs 8oz.’ Baby Montague’s middle name is reportedly a tribute to Geri’s late friend, George Michael. He is also said to go by the nickname Monty. Geri also has a 10-year-old daughter Bluebell. Image: Instagram/Geri Horner