Blue Ivy Carter: Would Brooklyn Houston Carter Have Sounded Better?Joanna Mazewski
She’s only been us with for a mere few hours, but it looks like the general consensus is that not everyone is crazy about her name. Pop star Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z welcomed their first daughter into the world yesterday, and according to reports named her Blue Ivy Carter which is making a lot of her fans scratch their head and say, “huh?”
There’s talk that the name Ivy was chosen because both Bey and Jay are obsessed with the number four (or IV, if you may), as both of their birthdates are on the 4th, and so forth.
Side note: The so-called secretive South American surrogate will never find a job in that town ever again for failing to give birth to the Princess Illuminati on January 4th. Right? Right.
But the name Blue? The first thing I think of when I hear the name Blue is Blu Cantrell, and for those of you who can remember she was a hip-hop one hit wonder back in the early 2000’s. Does Beyonce really want to have her daughter associated with someone who is thisclose in pop culture relevance with the likes of those first two Destiny Child singers who were fired so many years ago? Yeah, my thoughts exactly.
A name that would have had everyone slow clapping with approval would have been Brooklyn Houston Carter (the name of course paying homage to both of the parents’ hometowns). Brooklyn Houston Carter would have had guaranteed street cred for the rest of her life, with or without her parents fortune. Brooklyn Houston is the kind of girl who takes names on the playground and then some. Blue Ivy is just somebody who makes you want to grab the anti-depressants and watch some poorly-made for TV movie on the Lifetime channel.
Tell us, do you like the name Blue Ivy? What’s the first thing you think of when the name comes to mind? Did Beyonce fail us on this one?
I mean, it’s been what, nine years since Gwyneth Paltrow gave us Apple Martin and we still can’t get over it as a horribly bad baby name? At least Apple has Blue to cry out their blues together over their unfortunate names.
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