The Snake Year baby

We have officially come to the end of the Dragon year and have begun the year of the Snake. If you’re expecting this year (or have already given birth), there are lots of exciting things in store for your child, according to Chinese zodiac astrology. So, if you’re wondering what to expect, we’ll tell you a little bit about your Snake year baby.

Year of the Snake

According to the ancient Chinese, a snake in the house is a good omen and an auspicious sign as it means that his family will not starve. Snake years occur every twelfth year and are sixth in the cycle, coming after Dragon years.  Babies born from the 4th of February 2013 to 30th January 2014 will be born under the Snake zodiac and water element making them Water Snake babies.

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Snake Year baby characteristics

Snake babies are known to be quieter. They are said to develop into intuitive, introspective, refined and collected individuals. They are also known to be very wise. They are graceful and known to be artistic, yet they have a dark nature as well and are prone to keeping things to themselves. Snake year babies are alsy known to be cunning in relationships.Due to their quiet nature, they prefer to play alone and do not seek out the friendship of others, making them shy and outwardly timid. You should thus, be patient with your child and help them make friends and learn to trust people. A snake year baby is also known to hold grudges and will lash out when picked on, so teach your child to learn to deal with his anger or disappointment with others.

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Good names for your Snake Year baby

Since the snake is linked to wisdom, good names to consider would be Huizhong, Adli, Conrad, Raymond, Alden and Sudesh for boys while Shannon, Kayla, Sage, Huiling and Sonya are possible names for your Snake babies which all mean wise.

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Famous Snake Year babies

This is a bountiful year for celebrity snake babies with Prince William and Duchess Kate, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West as well as Jessica Simpson all expecting their babies this year. Their offspring will join the ranks of famous Snake babies: Johnny Depp, Audrey Hepburn and Oprah Winfrey.

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