What Should Bey and Jay Name Their Baby? We’ve Got Suggestions!

December 23, 2011  |  
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With the much-anticipated first-born child of Jay-Z and Beyonce making his/her debut to the world in the next few weeks, we thought we’d help the happy couple select baby names. We think it’s a girl but in all fairness, we’ve suggested a mix of  boy and girl names. Have any ideas? Submit them in the comments.


1. Knowles (unisex)

This would’ve been the obvious choice if it hadn’t been for Matthew Knowles infidelity and recent divorce from Beyonce’s mom Tina Knowles. After all, Beyonce was named after her mother’s maiden name of Beyince. It’s a great way to maintain the mother’s side of the family legacy but alas, we think it may not be likely in the Matthew Knowles aftermath.

2. Shawn

Since everyone knows Jay-Z by his rap name and it seems that even Beyonce refers to him as that, it’d be nice to honor the first son with his father’s government name. He’d be a junior but also have the distinction of the only one to be called Shawn in the family.

3. Tina 

It’s no secret that mama Tina is Beyonce’s best friend and that they share a very close mother-daughter bond. Tina has had a rough few years with her seperation and divorce from her husband of 33 years. What better way to honor the greatest woman in her life than to name her own daughter after her?

4. Sasha

This is my personal favorite for a girl. Wouldn’t it be cool to name her daughter after her alter ego as a way to pay homage to the ferocious spirit that has fueled her career? Not to mention, she’d share the name with the daughter of the first Black family in the White House.

5. Colleek

In 2005, Jay-Z lost his 18-year-old nephew Colleek D. Luckie to a car accident. That was obviously a traumatic experience for Uncle Jay and his family but he can keep his nephew’s memory alive through his son’s potential name.

6. Beyond (unisex)

Okay, c’mon, you gotta admit, this would be DOPE!

7. Shawnice 

In all fairness, here’s a name that would obviously honor the daddy. We doubt this is in their top 10 list though.

8. Isis 

Isis is an an Egyptian goddess. If that alone is not enough, Jay happened to name the female figure Isis in one of his most deepest songs called “Meet The Parents”, which was on the Blueprint 2 album.

Brooklyn (Unisex)

As one of our commenters reminded us, Brooklyn is actually a top contender for the new baby. It’s no secret that Jay has mad love for his borough (although he hasn’t lived there in we-don’t-know-how-many years) and it would only be fitting that in the same year that he helps the Nets make their debut in Brooklyn, he also welcomes a baby by the same name. Yeah, we think this one is a winner for sure. Although, as far as celebrity babies go, Victoria and David Beckham are the first couple to name their child Brooklyn.


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