Guess Beyonce’s Baby Name!

Guess Beyonce’s Baby Name!

NEWS FLASH! Beyoncé gave birth last night to a baby girl with husband Jay-Z and the name is reportedly Blue Ivy….or maybe Ivy Blue.  Stay tuned for breaking baby name news….

The Beyoncé Baby Name Watch is in full swing, with rumors (false) flying that the singer’s baby girl with producer Jay-Z was born on New Year’s Eve and named TianaMay.

While TianaMay might be a pretty name, we’re frankly hoping for something more original, more exotic, more – well, more like Beyoncé itself from the woman who made her own unique name a household word.

The name Beyoncé was created from the singer’s mother Tina’s maiden name, Beyincé.  Her full name is Beyoncé Giselle Knowles, while dad Jay-Z was born Shawn Corey Carter.

Inventive names run in Beyoncé’s family.  Her sister’s name is Solange Piaget.  Solange is a French saint’s name that means “solemn.”  The Knowles’ girls’ maternal grandparents were named Lumis and Agnez.

Beyoncé has even created an alter-ego with an imposing name: Sasha Fierce, whom she’s described as super-confident and fearless in a way she could never be.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are rumored to be expecting a baby girl.  What will her name be?  A creative twist on Beyoncé’s maiden name, like Knola, or on her grandmother’s maiden name Dereon? An energetic unisex alias ala SashaRory, perhaps, or Dasha?  Or maybe Shawn Jr. for a boy or a girl?

The couple might take inspiration from their home décor or their personal heroes, as Mariah Carey did when she named her twins Moroccan and Monroe, with the musical nicknames Roc and Roe.

Or maybe Beyoncé and Jay-Z will discover an exotic name like Suri, the choice of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, or use a name with a private meaning such as Shiloh, the secret name Angelina Jolie once used for herself and later gave to her daughter?

Or maybe Beyoncé and Jay-Z will fool us all with a baby boy they’ll give a conventional name like Mathew, after Beyoncé’s dad.

What’s your guess?  One-of-a-kind, invented, accented, umlauted, or unexpectedly sedate?  We’d love to hear your most creative choices and imaginative ideas.  Winner — or whoever gets closest — gets a copy of our book Beyond Ava & Aiden, for further inspiration!

Check out what your compatriots over at Parents Magazine online are guessing in response to our version of this post there.

About the Author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry and Baby Name DNA. The coauthor of ten groundbreaking books on names, Redmond is an internationally-recognized baby name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, CNN, and the BBC. She has written about baby names for The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, and People.

Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its sequel, Older. She has three new books in the works.