Name: Blue Ivy Carter
Date of Birth: January 7, 2012
Parents: Jay-Z & Beyoncé
♥ Blue was born in New York City at Lenox Hills hospital
♥ Her name was first believed to be Ivy Blue but later revealed to be Blue Ivy
♥ Two days after her birth, her papa released Glory – a song dedicated to his new daughter – on his social website Lifeandtimes.com. The song detailed the couple’s pregnancy struggles - including a miscarriage Beyoncé suffered before becoming pregnant with Blue
♥ Because Blue’s newborn cries were heard at end of the track, she was officially credited on the song as “B.I.C.” At two days old, she became the youngest person ever to appear on a Billboard chart when Glory debuted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at number 74
♥ Her parents opted to introduce her to the world via Tumblr rather than selling her baby pictures to the highest bidder
♥ According to Rolling Stone, Jay-Z & Beyoncé have filed an application – made through Beyoncé’s company BGK Trademark Holdings – with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to protect the name of baby Blue. Apparently, the power couple have reserved the right to their daughter’s name for possible use as a brand name for a line of baby-related products, including carriages, diaper bags and baby cosmetics.
♥ Blue has been carefully safeguarded from the snapping lenses of the paparazzi
“We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives, The Carter family.” – the proud new parents on the birth of their daughter.
“We woke up this morning and took a nice little walk and passed by this beautiful blue tree. I think it’s Blue Ivy, which will be quite appropriate.” mama Beyoncé hinting at the possible inspiration behind her daughter’s colorful name.
“I thought I would be more inspired to have all these new feelings to talk about, but I really just want to hang out with my daughter. I want to enjoy this time for what it is.” – papa Jay-Z on his new daughter.
“I didn’t feel that I looked beautiful during birth, but who does? After being pumped with all those fluids and gaining so much weight … I barely recognized myself but after many hours of labor, I could care less about anything but my child. I didn’t care how I looked.” – Beyoncé on Blue’s birth
“My sister’s baby, Blue, is so beautiful. She is really a beautiful little baby. It’s really special to have a niece because I have a son, so I get to have a little girl too.” – Auntie Solange on her niece.