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Revealed: Why Blue Ivy Carter was named Blue Ivy Carter

ALL hail Blue Ivy Carter, the child of  Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles. What’s in a name? Well, ever since ‘Poison’ Ivy Tilsley (left) bitched her last on Coronation Street, the name has been waiting to make a comeback. And Blue has been a decent name ever since Billy Blue Cannon strode on to the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory in 1870s.

But not eveyone agrees that Jay-Z and Beyonce just chose the name Blue Ivy Carter based on their fave TV showws.

The Huffington Post notes:

Linda Rosenkrankrantz, co-founder of Nameberry, adds that there was a jazz singer Ivy (aka Ivie) Anderson who sang with Duke Ellington. Do Beyonce and Jay-Z know her?

“Uncertain. But when I heard the name Blue I did think of Billie Holiday and Lady Sings the Blues,” said Satran.

Funny. when we heard the word blue we think of a colour and skin on a British summer’s day.

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Posted: 10th, January 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment