The anticipation came to an end Saturday night as Beyonce finally gave birth to their daughter via C-Section. Initial reports claimed that the child’s name was to be Tiana-May Carter. Once word that the power couple’s child had actually been born, it’s being said that the baby’s name is Blue Ivy Carter, rather than the widely reported inverted version, Ivy Blue Carter – although there’s been no official word as to which one of these names is accurate.
In keeping with the mystery, it’s unclear as to whether Beyonce gave birth at NYC’s Lenox Hospital or St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital but one thing is for sure: The birth of their baby girl blew Twitter right the hell up. Sources say that news of Ivy Blue/Blue Ivy spread on Twitter at a rate of 8,686 tweets per second – setting a new record for the social media service. Among the high profile tweets were Rihanna who wrote, “Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih.” Russell Simmons added, “Congrats to my good friends Beyonce and Jay-Z.” Close friend Gweneth Paltrow offered her well wishes, “Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already” and offered clarification on the actual name of the brand new baby, “It’s Ivy Blue Carter,” she responded to an inquiring follower.