So what do all those eights add up to?
Numerology expert Daniel Hardt says the proud parents may have business on the brain for their newborn.
“Eight is a very powerful number. It’s a number of mastery,” says Hardt of Life Path Numerology in Indianapolis, Ind. “It’s a number of being in control,” he adds “That’s why a lot of people are drawn to it.”
Eight is also a lucky number in Chinese culture, which is why the Opening Ceremonies for the Summer Olympics are scheduled for 8/08/08.
Hardt cautions that though eights signify business acumen for the child, they come with a caveat.
“Some people try for an eight because they think it will mean money,” says Hardt, “but sometimes you will end up causing some challenges in the life that will not necessarily be desirable for that child.”
Ultimately, he believes eights will bring the tiny Aiken luck. Says Hardt: “I think in this case, it’s going to be a good situation.”