One of the world’s most famous power couples welcomed a long awaited new addition on January 8th.

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Arguably the most anticipated baby of 2012, who was not though to be due until February, was delivered by scheduled caesarean section late Saturday night at Lennox Hill Hospital in New York. Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z have christened their first born Blue Ivy Carter, a fittingly bizzare name for the baba who will join the Apples, Blankets and Princess Tiiamiis of the celebrity baby name hall of fame. There was much speculation as to whether the new arrival had been named Ivy Blue or Blue Ivy, but Gwyneth Paltrow took to twitter to confirm the name and ended the confusion.The baby’s name is said to be a reference to Jay Z’s favourite colour and the number 4 (IV) which is of great significance to the couple who already have IV tattooed on their wedding fingers.

The couple reportedly shelled out $1.3 million to transform the hospital wing into a safety haven, complete with bullet proof windows and heightened security staff. All medical staff were asked to surrender their mobile phones in order to ensure privacy for mother and child. The first pictures of the new born are set to be worth millions, but for now, a parody twitter account is on hand to entertain us.

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By Freya Drohan