#ConversationStarter: Breaking Down the Princess of Hip-Hop’s Name.


Bey & Jay: The Parents of Hip-Hop Royalty.

BabyWatch 2012 is over.

Jay-Z and the lady I share my birthday with, Beyonce, are the proud parents of a baby girl.

When news broke late Saturday night (early Sunday morning), Ivy Blue Carter ascended to the top of the trending topics list on twitter.

Confusion over the baby’s name ensued however as Blue Ivy also began trending.

According to Global Grind the latter is correct.


Here’s the meaning of Baby Carter’s name broken down by Global Grind:

We’ll start with the baby’s first name, Blue. The obvious; Jay-Z’s franchise albums have been called the Blueprint. Blue consist of 4 letters which can be linked to Beyonce’s love for the number four, and a tribute to her husband.

As far as the color blue, it’s considered the coolest color of the spectrum. Ancient Egyptian used blue to represent the heavens. Blue also symbolizes the Virgin Mary. The color represents inspiration, sincerity and spirituality.

Next, let’s break down the middle name, Ivy. Beyonce has gone on record saying how important the number “4” is to her. She told Billboard Magazine, “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 my wedding date.”

With the number being so special to her, it makes sense that she would incorporate her favorite number into her child’s name.

Ivy contains the roman numeral IV as it’s first two letters, which we all know is the number 4. The name itself 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?

Read the full analysis on GlobalGrind.com

So let’s start a conversation:

What do you think about the name?

Any words of advice to the first-time parents?