The Carter Twins

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.

Girls
Vega
Shine
Noon
Magna (Magna Carter? Maybe a North West type deal?)
Caress
Glow
Ama
Loom
Vrai
July
Lapis

Boys
Lion
Toulon
Knock
Throne
Atom
Edge
Wave
Seraph
Web
Noble
Stone

Either
Kashmir
Mars
Calm
Time
Snow
Crane
Rise
Sojourn
Say
Terre

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3 thoughts on “The Carter Twins

  1. The Magna Carter suggestion is hilarious! However, Vega would be a gorgeous fit without being too feminine. If they have a boy (or two!), I assume the name would be longer and less neutral – with a more strong, masculine feel. Maybe even something biblically rooted but not at all popular. Think “Hezekiah”or “Esau”. In place of Lion, maybe Othniel (meaning Lion of God). Not that I assume they’ll dig that deep, though. It could end up being something way less original like Victor Carter but it’s fun to speculate!

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    1. Also, if there is one boy and one girl, I could see Tracer being the name as an acronym of Carter. Similarly, it could be a combination name, like Jaycee/Jayce or Chauncey (Shawn-ce after Jay-z’s real name).

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