Welcome to the world Blue Ivy! The baby, not the florist in Chattanooga, TN. Or the event planner in Boston, Mass who hit the jackpot and is now inundated with calls and emails from TMZ (I guess they forgot to google their baby’s name prior to announcing it).
I mean the one and only B.I.C – Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of Beyonce and Sean Carter (“Jay-Z”).
Blue Ivy is an interesting name you say? Wondering how they came up with it? Me too. So here’s what I found:
“Sources and fans suggest the couple chose the name “Ivy” because of the number 4 or Roman numeral IV, which is significant in Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s relationship. Beyoncé’s birthday is Sept. 4, while Jay-Z’s is Dec. 4; they married on 4/4/08; they reportedly have matching “IV” tattoos on their wedding fingers; and Beyoncé named her latest album 4. And the significance of the baby’s first name, Blue? Well, Jay-Z has three albums with the word “blueprint” in their titles: The Blueprint was released in 2001; The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse, in 2002; and The Blueprint 3, in 2009.”
Though Jay-Z’s lyrics led us astray (“if we had a daughter, guess what I’m a call her Brooklyn Carter”), these two are no strangers to having names that mean something to them. Jay chose his famous moniker after the subway line he grew up on – the Brooklyn bound J and Z. Beyonce rose to fame in the group named after a page that fell open in the Bible as her mother pondered the perfect name for the girl group. We should have expected something uber-symbolic from these two and they delivered.
Plus, I think “We-have-47-Grammys-between-us Carter” was probably too long.
Welcome to the Motherhood Beyonce!