January 8th, 2012
Beyoncé and Jay-Z have a new addition to the Carter family. On Saturday night (under the pseudonym Ingrid Jackson) in New York’s Lennox Hill Hospital, Beyoncé gave birth to a baby girl:
Blue Ivy Carter
First reports indicate that Ivy celebrates the roman numeral IV and the number 4. Though Blue was born on the seventh of January, her parents share the number four. Beyoncé was born on September 4 and Jay-Z on December 4. They were married on April 4, and her new album is called 4.
No word yet if there is any personal significance for Blue, though we do know this name is already popular in celebsville. Just a few months ago Alicia Silverstone gave birth to Bear Blu, John Travolta’s daughter is called Ella Bleu, Bret Michaels has a Jorja Bleu, Soleil Moon Frye’s second girl is dubbed Jagger Joseph Blue, and Cher may have spearheaded this whole thing years ago when she called her son Elijah Blue. Can you think of any other famous children who have Blue as a first name?
One commenter quipped: “Cerulean Algae was taken.”
I don’t know, I kind of like the image that Blue Ivy conjures up. A color name with a nature name is hopelessly descriptive, but right on trend. Considering Tiana-May or any of the other names they were said to be going with, this feels just right.
It must be even harder to choose the perfect name if you’re always in the spotlight. I think they done good. What say you, Itsies?
Image below: Peter Agrafiotis