As our readers know, Common Sense Conspiracy is a conspiracy-driven site, but we also do our part to dispel rogue theories that get propagated around the internet at a lightning-fast clip. One such story revolves around the much-awaited arrival of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s first child, whom they rather unconventionally named Blue Ivy. Now, unconventional baby names are nothing new in celebrity circles, and honestly, Blue Ivy is rather tame compared to some others. After all, Jermaine Jackson did have the audacity to name his son Jermajesty. Gwyneth Paltrow made waves by naming her child Apple, keeping it organic. The list goes on and on. In any case, the name quickly raised eyebrows on the net, with a certain faction spreading the rumor that the name was chosen to represent “Lucifer’s Daughter.”
Now, that may seem like a really outlandish theory at first glance, but Jay-Z and Beyonce are famous (or infamous) for theories that they are either Illuminati members, devil-worshipers, or possibly both. There are countless stories about backward messages and symbolism in music videos relating to this pop culture power couple. So, it was only a matter of time before some enterprising conspiracy theorist sought to go after this latest development. The concept revolves around taking Blue Ivy and spelling it backward, which comes out to “Eulb Yvi.” According to the theory and the mass internet campaign of Tweets and Facebook statuses, this phrase in Latin returns us with “Lucifer’s Daughter.”
Here’s the reality, folks. Eulb Yvi, fed into one of the many Latin translators on the web, comes out to, well, nothing at all. It is not Latin. It has no Latin translation. In fact, it is gibberish where Latin, or English for that matter, is concerned. Sometimes it is what it is, as we like to say, and in this case, this rumor spreading like wildfire is nothing more than a hoax. While no one but the beaming parents know the real reason behind the name selection, a little Beyonce and Jay-Z history might clear things up. First of all, many Beyonce fans think that Ivy comes from “IV,” or the Roman numeral for 4. Both Jay-Z and Beyonce were born on the fourth day of the month, and Beyonce recently released an album simply title “Four.” And what about the Blue? Jay-Z has publicly admitted his affection for the color, and he used the term Blueprint in more than one album title.
Additionally, there is a new rumor going around that Oprah Winfrey is the godmother of Blue Ivy. Oprah Winfrey’s people have already responding saying that they know nothing of this. In fact, Oprah Winfrey was winging away to South Africa when baby Blue was born and was not involved in the affair at all.
Sometimes it is what it is. Everyone’s looking for a scoop and a big story, even if they have to make up the details. Fortunately, Common Sense Conspiracy is looking out for you.