January 9th, 2012
10:26 AM ET
And on Sunday, the day following Beyonce's reported delivery of a baby girl named Blue Ivy Carter in New York, the rumored name sparked plenty of online conversation as fans tried to dissect the meaning.
(Some reports suggested that the name was "Ivy Blue," but a tweet from Beyonce's pal Gwyneth Paltrow appeared to clear up the confusion: "It's Blue Ivy Carter!" the actress wrote to a curious Twitter follower.)
While Beyonce and Jay-Z have stayed mum about whether or not there is a baby let alone baby names, fans bandied about a popular theory that "Ivy" is indicative of the Roman numeral four - as in, "IV-y."
(Beyonce has said that "four" is an important number in her life; it pops up as the title of her latest album, and is in her birth date and the date of her wedding.)
As for "Blue," Us Weekly points out that Jay-Z has rapped about the shade being a favorite color, and fans have raised the correlation between "Blue" and Jay-Z's "Blueprint" albums.
(It was a Sunday, guys - apparently people had time on their hands.)
Regardless, both Beyonce and Jay-Z have maintained radio silence . However, their celebrity friends haven't been as quiet.
Gwyneth Paltrow added, "Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already," while Beyonce's sister Solange simply tweeted, "The most beautiful girl in the world."
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