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Blue Ivy Carter: How Jay-Z and Beyonce Chose Their Baby’s Name

Last night Jay-Z and Beyonce welcomed their first child, Blue Ivy Carter, into the world. The newborn girl has already started a Twitter trend and several celebrities and thousands of fans have been sending their congratulations to the music making couple all morning long.

Rihanna wrote: “Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih.”

Gwyneth Paltrow added: “Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already.”

Russell Simmons said: “Congrats to my good friends Beyonce and Jay-Z.”

Initial reports stated that Jay-Z and Beyonce had named their baby girl Ivy Blue Carter but it has now been revealed that the child’s name is actually Blue Ivy Carter. MTV dug a little deeper into the name and believes that they have found out why the celebrity couple landed on Blue Ivy.

In a nut shell, Jay-Z’s favorite color is blue. Jay-Z’s album “The Blueprint” is regarded as a hip-hop classic (He’s released two follow-ups to complete the Blueprint trilogy) and spit the line “my favorite hue is Jay-Z blue” in the song “Go Crazy.”

Blue is also a four letter word, which for Beyonce, is very important. Beyonce has repeatedly said that the number four is very important to her. Beyonce said:

“We all have special numbers in our lives, and 4 is that for me. It’s the day I was born. My mother’s birthday, and a lot of my friends’ birthdays, are on the fourth; April 4 is also my wedding date.”

Beyonce’s affinity for the number four also explains the Ivy part of her child’s name. Ivy contains IV which is the roman numeral for four. According to the Global Grind, Ivy may also hint that Jay-Z and Beyonce are going to have more kids. The Global Grind writes:

“Ivy comes from the plant which symbolizes eternity. Greek and Roman societies admired the ivy plant for its hardiness and longevity. They believed the plant aided fertility. Could this mean more children for Beyonce and Hova?”

What do you think of the name Blue Ivy Carter? Are you happy for Jay-Z and Beyonce?