Initial reports said Hollywood’s first power baby of 2012 had been named Ivy Blue Carter (Jay-Z was born Shawn Carter).
Even as fans around the world began a debate on the choice of name and names better than ivy blue began to trend on Twitter, a new name added to the discussion.
The couple’s close friend, actor Gwyneth Paltrow, posted on Twitter: “Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already.”
The baby’s name has now been confirmed as Blue Ivy Carter.
If you are wondering what Beyonce baby looks likes, this should give an indication. “The most beautiful girl in the world,” Beyonce’s sister, Solange Knowles, tweeted yesterday.
“Welcome to the world princess Carter!” posted pop star Rihanna on Twitter Saturday night. “Love Aunty Rih.”
The Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) singer concealed her pregnancy for months before revealing her baby bump at the MTV Music Awards in August last year.
Since then, Beyonce’s baby has been the source of speculation for months.
In October 2011, the singer sparked rumours that she was wearing a prosthetic belly after her stomach appeared to collapse as she sat down during a live TV appearance in the Australian TV programme, Sunday Night. Beyonce later laughed off the “ridiculous” rumours.
She was last seen shopping in New York in December and thought to be nine months pregnant.
Last month Beyonce received two nominations for the 54th Grammy Awards for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for Party, and Best Long Form Music Video for I Am… World Tour.