I’m a huge Beyonce fan. Like, a shrieking, emotional, near-worship fan. So her announcement on Wednesday that there would be not one, but TWO new Carters was very exciting for me. And, I assume, for name nerds everywhere, considering her first wears the fascinating moniker Blue Ivy. Blue Ivy’s first name was inspired by a passage from Rebecca Solnit’s novel “A Field Guide to Getting Lost.” The origin of Ivy isn’t as clear, but Beyonce does have an album called IV (four, but I V in Roman numeral form). My guess is that they’ll go with more unusual (bordering on outrageous) word names, but not another color. I could also imagine them going in more of a tailored, crisp direction: Blue Ivy’s full name is shorter than many firsts.
Magna (Magna Carter? Maybe a North West type deal?)