Beyonce has a baby girl! She and Jay-Z welcome Blue Ivy Carter

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Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed their first baby Saturday night in New York City, giving their daughter the name Blue Ivy Carter.

New auntie Solange Knowles and famous friends Rihanna, Diddy, Russell Simmons and Gwyneth Paltrow were among those tweeting their best wishes, with Rihanna dubbing the little girl ‘princess Carter’ and Paltrow writing, ‘Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already.’

‘The most beautiful girl in the world,’ Solange said on Twitter, adding later that ‘Information that goes through the telephone, always gets delivered wrong,’ likely a reference to early reports that the baby’s name was Ivy Blue, rather than Blue Ivy.

Kourtney Kardashian and Snooki also got in on the party, with the latter dubbing Queen B a ‘sexpot’ who deserved congrats for her ‘baby gurl,’ and the former invoking -- no lie -- Britney Spears.


Jay-Z (real name Shawn Carter) and Beyonce had reportedly arranged a private wing in Lenox Hill Hospital for the birth, which according to E! News sources was via scheduled C-section. She revealed the pregnancy in August onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Congrats to the new mom and dad, and readers -- what do you think of the name?


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-- Christie D’Zurilla

Photos, from left: Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter in December and Beyonce in November. Credits: Charles Sykes / Associated Press; Jemal Countess / Getty Images