The top 25 celebrity baby names of all time, from Apple to Zuma
Many celebrities are creative people, but seldom does their creativity get more free rein than when they’re naming their own offspring. From Beyonce and Jay-Z's firstborn Blue Ivy to Frank Zappa's daughter's avante-garde moniker Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen, there are plenty of unusual names.
2. Blue Ivy
The baby girl of singer and actress Beyonce (aka Beyonce Giselle Knowles) and rap mogul Jay-Z (aka Shawn Corey Carter), Blue Ivy’s name started a ruckus only months after her birth on Jan. 7, 2012. The superstar parents applied to patent Blue Ivy’s name for a line of tot-related paraphernalia, but Veronica Alexandra, a Boston-based wedding planner, beat Blue Ivy’s parents to the patent trading office. Ms. Alexandra won the bid and is now entitled to use Blue Ivy for event- and wedding-related planning, reported CNN.
Not to worry – she may not have her own name brand, but she already has her own music credit. Only two days after her birth, Jay-Z released a single called “Glory” that features his daughter’s crying. “The most amazing feeling I feel/Words can’t describe what a feeling, for real/Baby I’ll paint the sky blue/My greatest creation was you,” Blue Ivy’s dad raps.
Fans of the famous family speculate that “Blue” was inspired by Jay-Z’s “Blueprint” albums and “Ivy” by the number four, for IV. The number four has symbolic significance for the superstar couple: "Beyonce’s birthday is Sept. 4, while Jay-Z’s is Dec. 4, and the two married on April 4, 2008,” People reported.