'I have a cousin who's named Indigo, so Blue Ivy sounds pretty cool,' one NYC fan tells MTV News about the baby's name.
By Jocelyn Vena, with reporting by Steven Roberts
NEW YORK — After Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed their first baby, daughter Blue Ivy, into the world late Saturday, MTV News took to the streets of Jay's hometown to talk to the power couple's fans.
"I'm very excited for Jay-Z and Beyoncé's baby," Becky Bristol told us. "I hope it's really healthy and beautiful."
Another set of new parents, Janese Brown and Randell Ferguson, had some words of wisdom for the twosome. "We have a child also. It's gonna be tough, but I know you guys got it; all that money, you got it," they said. "You know she's going to be in entertainment somehow — actress, music — it's gonna be something big."
Even though the baby has already been given the name Blue Ivy (or Ivy Blue, according to other reports), Trevorlyn Gilford and Rocki Skeete had a new suggestion. "Congratulations, Bey and Jayonce — is that her new name? Jayonce?" the ladies laughed. "Sounds like a rock-star baby. We're loving it. That's cute. Shout-out to Brooklyn!"
The baby's actual name also got rave reviews from sisters Clara and Lucy Harrison. "All the celebrities usually choose quite odd names for their children, but that's a really cool name. I really like it," they said. "She'll inherit some amazing musical talents."
Lisa Warren applauded their slightly eccentric pick for a name. "I have a cousin who's named Indigo, so Blue Ivy sounds pretty cool. I think the kid is going to grow up to be loved," she said. "So hopefully she can do whatever she wants to do."
In addition to fan reactions, many of the couple's famous friends and fans took to Twitter to send love and "congrats" to the family.
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