Now when celebrities give birth, the blogosphere makes fun of their choice of baby name—Harper Seven, anyone? But there’s been a surprising backlash against Ivy Blue Carter, the daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z: It turns out there’s at least one precedent for her odd name, and it might not be positive.
This takes the case for most bizarre reaction to a celebrity baby name: Over the weekend, Twitter was awash with tweets like Eulb Yvi is Latin for Lucifer’s daughter. Other theories purport that Blue stands for Born Living Under Evil, and Ivy stands for Illuminati’s Very Youngest. This is how an Internet urban legend gets started!
The Examiner (via ONTD) quickly debunked this rumor with some extensive Bible study, none of which points to “Eulb Yvi” meaning anything in Latin or Lucifer (known as a fallen angel) even being able to reproduce. So there’s probably no devil’s daughter out there to compete with Jesus for most powerful offspring. (And anyway, Blue Ivy will probably have more influence than the son of God or the devil.) [tagbox tag="beyonce"]
The Examiner did notice that the I and V in Ivy could mean IV, Roman numerals for 4. After both being born on the 4th of different months, Bey and Jay-Z got married on April 4, 2008. Plus, she released the album 4 in 2011.
Now for the real Blue Ivy competing with Beyoncé’s newborn: An event planning company based in Boston. Owner Veronica Alexander laughed it off, but you can bet it was frustrating for her to go from being the first Google result for “Blue Ivy” to buried underneath posts like this one. However, she’s already located the silver lining: She’ll plan every fabulous event of Blue’s life!
“Clearly great minds think alike, and who better than our Blue Ivy to plan events for B&J’s Blue Ivy!?” she joked.
And now, here’s the real reasoning behind Blue Ivy’s name, from our sister site Mommyish.