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Why Did Beyonce & Jay-Z Name Their Baby Blue Ivy Carter?

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Oh, what’s in a name?

Apparently quite a bit, if you’re new parents like [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beyonce[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jay-Z[/lastfm]!

Ever since Bey gave birth on Saturday, all of us have been dying to find out why the couple decided to name their baby girl Blue Ivy Carter.

Well, the wait is over because we’ve found one source that may have uncovered the meaning of her unique name!

At first, there was confusion over whether the baby’s name was Blue Ivy or Ivy Blue, but celeb pal [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Gwyneth Paltrow[/lastfm] cleared that up for us:

According to hip-hop website Global Grind, there’s a ton of significance behind the name Blue Ivy.

The couple reportedly named their baby Blue in honor of Jay’s successful series of albums called The Blueprint.

Also of note? The name Blue is made up of 4 letters, which is a significant number for [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beyonce[/lastfm] and the color blue represents inspiration, sincerity, and spirituality.

As for Ivy, some are speculating that it stands for the Roman numeral “IV,” which is, you guessed it, the number 4.

Why is 4 so important to Queen Bey? It’s the date of her birthday, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jay-Z[/lastfm]‘s birthday, her mother’s birthday, and her wedding anniversary.

In fact, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beyonce[/lastfm] named her latest album 4 in honor of the significance.

And if all that weren’t enough explanation, the ivy plant itself represents new promise and eternal life in the Christian world and is often considered the symbol of woman.

Of course, the only people who know the real reason behind the baby name are [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jay-Z[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beyonce[/lastfm] themselves, but we think these are some pretty good guesses!

AMP Radio is sending out a big congratulations to [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jay-Z[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Beyonce[/lastfm], and little Blue Ivy, who will no doubt run the world just like her momma!

  • Do you like the name Blue Ivy Carter or is it just another crazy celebrity baby name? Let us know what you think in the comments!

[Source: Global Grind]

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