Just like the somewhat fantastical creature that represents it, Scorpios are known for their boldness and inscrutability. If baby’s arrival falls between late October and late November, then you’ve got a gorgeous little one with a penchant for mystery and passion. To help highlight these traits and teach baby how to manage their planetary rulings while feeling everything so intensely, consider a Scorpio baby girl, boy, or gender-neutral name for them.
Why is the Scorpio sign’s symbol a scorpion?
The Scorpio constellation is at its highest from October 24th to November 21st, which is what aligned it with the Scorpio sign. But, like all constellations, there is far more than meets the eye! The Latin word for “scorpion” is scorpius, and this was the first iteration of the name Scorpio for the zodiacal sign. The story of scorpius details the scorpion that stung the famous hunter of Greek mythology, Orion. Orion’s story takes up a large portion of the sky; it was believed the gods pitied his tragic end due to the scorpion and, therefore, placed him in the sky, bedecked in his hunting gear, chasing animals and the Pleiades alike! However, in the ever-so-Greek-gods of it all, Orion is also eternally chased by the scorpion responsible for his death.