08 January 2012 by

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z Welcome a Baby Daughter Called Blue Ivy Carter!

On this fine morning, we send our huge congratulations to Beyonce and hubby Jay-Z who have welcomed their first child into the world! According to E! Online, the divalicious 30-year-old delivered a daughter via scheduled C-section on Saturday night at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.  And the name of Baby Beyonce? Blue Ivy Carter. Cuuute!

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z Welcome a Daughter Called Blue Ivy Carter!

Despite initial rumours that the tot was named Ivy Blue, BFF Gwyneth Paltrow clarified the name to a confused Twitter follower, saying 'It's Blue Ivy Carter.' Cheers Gwyn! Speculation is rife that the musical couple chose the name after Jay Z’s trilogy of albums ‘Blueprint’ and Beyonce’s latest album ‘4’ (IV in Roman numerals). The number is particularly special to the couple as Bey and Jay were born on September 4 and December 4 respectively, they wed on 4th April 2008 and have matching tattoos of the Roman numeral on their wedding fingers. And their Baby Blue has taken Jay-Z's surname (his real name is Shawn Carter).

Naturallement, with such a unique name (take that, Harper Seven!) and an abundance of superstar genes, Mini-Bey is bound to cause a global sensation. At just one day old, she’s already trending on Twitter thanks to congratulations from around the world, including one from Rihanna who said ‘Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih’ while Beyonce's sister Solange tweeted 'The most beautiful girl in the world.' As for Gwyneth, she said 'Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already.' Awww.

According to the New York Daily News, Beyonce checked into the Upper East Side hospital under the name Ingrid Jackson on Saturday, booking out the entire fourth floor of the hospital for a cool $1.3million. Takeaway food and bottles of red wine were said to have been delivered to the hospital's private wing over the weekend.

So join us in raising a glass to the new parents (yes, we appreciate it’s only 12 o’clock but there’s a LOT of post-Christmas booze to polish off). And don’t forget to let us know YOUR thoughts on the name Blue Ivy Carter by leaving your comments in the box below or joining the debate @Grazia_Live or on our Facebook page.

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Peachie Denton (Sun Jan 08 14:16:52 GMT 2012): eeeeeeeeeeee!
Jamir Nelson (Sun Jan 08 15:03:25 GMT 2012): awwww~
Jessica Thomas (Sun Jan 08 15:27:53 GMT 2012): Was her c-section for medical reasons or by choice?
Lecia Williams (Sun Jan 08 15:29:06 GMT 2012): Great name powerful.
Beverly Elliott (Sun Jan 08 15:37:49 GMT 2012): Blessings baby Bleu Ivy Carter to the world. Blessings to you new parents.
Caz Doherty (Sun Jan 08 16:23:39 GMT 2012): Choice obviously! X
Amy Gaiters (Sun Jan 08 17:00:08 GMT 2012): Why haven't I seen any baby bump photos of beyonce in the news or papers? Was she really prego or is it true that she had a surroget mother.
Ariana Audrice Jordan (Sun Jan 08 18:31:39 GMT 2012): Lol yes she was pregnant. Google it
Nisheka Hisqueen Mcfarlin (Sun Jan 08 18:34:42 GMT 2012): I think they had a surroget but eitha way im happy 4 anyone who get an additional blessing
Earl Henry (Sun Jan 08 19:33:01 GMT 2012): Congratulations Jay and Bey!!!
Catherine Jones (Tue Jan 10 04:36:17 GMT 2012): none of ur business!
Marina Karina (Thu Jan 12 16:40:11 GMT 2012): WHAT?? Do you live under a Rock? She was ALWAYS being photographed . Why the Hell would she get a surrogat ? She is under 30 , active and very very stable. You people are whacked. Jay and Bey are as grounded as Keith and Nicole, Faith and Tim and I say more power to them. They know true values and morals. Love U Baby Blue !!!
Marina Karina (Thu Jan 12 16:41:10 GMT 2012): She didn't have a C-section, she had it naturally. That was false.
Latrease Trudy Andrews (Thu Jul 11 19:34:34 BST 2013): Hey lecia hit me when u get this 646 355 6603
Shawn Singletary (Fri Apr 18 01:21:45 BST 2014): Hey Leica my sister