The world was baffled when Hip Hip royalty Beyonce and Jay Z named their newborn daughter Blue Ivy. But the odd sounding name didn’t quite catch on with the soccer mom set as Bey and Jay had hoped it would. The new mom and aging dad may have thought they were setting celebrity baby name precedence, but Blue Ivy was a poor choice. If Beyonce and Jay Z thought their daughter’s commerce-sounding name would shoot to the top of prestigious baby name lists, they thought wrong.
From The Grio.com:
According to BabyNames.com, Blue Ivy has been voted the worst celebrity girl’s name of 2012.
Over 2,000 members of the website voted for the best and worst celebrity baby names of 2012. About 47.1 percent of participants voted Jay-Z and Beyonce’s daughter the worst celebrity baby girl’s name.
Founder and CEO of BabyNames.com, Jennifer Moss told the press celebrity parents aren’t as daring when it comes to naming their children as some have been in the past.
“We’re not seeing crazy names like Pilot Inspektor or Moxie Crimefighter anymore,” Moss explained. “I think celebrities are becoming a little more sensitive to the fact that the child has to live with his or her name.”
Lion, son of Alex O’Loughlin and Malia Jones, was voted the worst celebrity baby boy’s name of 2012. While Charlotte Grace, daughter of Jenn Schefft and Joe Waterman, was voted the best celebrity baby girl’s name and Luca Cruz, son of Hillary Duff and Mike Comrie, was voted the best celebrity baby boy’s name of 2012.
Thanks to loyal reader Julia L. for the tip!