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Blue Ivy: Baby Name Conspiracies About Beyonce’s Daughter Begin

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Beyonce‘s pregnancy was fraught with rumors since she revealed it in August at the MTV VMAs. Oh, she is faking it. No, wait, she was wearing a prosthetic bump. Did you hear she secretly hired a surrogate? You didn’t think that the media vultures were going to stop once her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, made her grand entrance into the world, did you? Because they haven’t.

First, the baby’s name was originally thought to be Ivy Blue, which Gwyneth Paltrow corrected and revealed it is the reverse. Some online pundits said that Ivy Blue spelled backwards is Eulb Yvi, which is the name of Lucifer’s daughter in Latin. That theory was shot down, since the Latin word for daughter is “fillia.” PopCrush even entered the words in Google Translator and it came out as “Suspendisse Ivy.” So none of that seems right or holds any weight.

Another, um, interesting theory is that IVY is an acronym for “Illuminati’s Very Youngest,” suggesting that Bey and Jay-Z are part of the elusive and exclusive Illuminati of the rich and famous. While that’s clever, Ivy wouldn’t be the youngest forever so that theory went fleeting.

These topics are so hot that both ‘Lucifer’s Daughter’ and ‘Born Living Under Evil (BLUE)’ began trending on Twitter early Sunday, only hours after Blue’s birth. Really.

For what it’s worth, honestly, this is a little girl who isn’t even 24 hours old and she’s already being assigned status as Lucifer’s daughter? Come on. Let a baby enjoy being nuzzled in her mom and dad’s arms before we start breaking out the black bassinet a la ‘Rosemary’s Baby.’

Other things to think about when it comes to Blue Ivy (Besides the fact that we’re waiting for the Howard Stern fans to make an inappropriate reference to late elderly adult film star Blue Iris)? Well, her name could very well be a tribute to her dad’s trilogy of ‘Blueprint’ albums.

Also, in ancient Egypt, blue represented the heavens, and symbolizes inspiration and spirituality — a far cry from the devil’s work, don’t you think? Ivy is also a plant that symbolizes many things. Several religions consider it a symbol of eternal life. So live long, little baby Blue!

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