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Beyonce and Jay-Z's unusual name choice for their baby girl has stirred controversy and even an act of vandalism at a church this week.
The Beulah Hill Baptist Church in West End, North Carolina, fell victim to vandalism over the name Blue Ivy on Tuesday, according to TMZ.
"Beyonce had her baby Satan in on earth," was written on the church's marquis.
The Pastor of Beulah Hill Baptist spoke to TMZ explaining he had discovered the sign after several passer-byers made complaints about it.
The news source indicated that the pastor vehemently denied that Beulah Hill had anything to do with the message written about the power couple's new addition to their family. The church had become the victim of a random act of mischief, according to TMZ.
Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed baby Blue Ivy Carter into the world on January 7, in New York City.
Many reports have speculated over the name choice, inferring that "Ivy" may refer to the Roman numeral "IV," which is "Beyonce's favorite number," four.
Beyonce's birthday is September 4. She married Jay-Z on April 4, 2008. The number four appears even more in the lives of the power couple, with Jay-Z's birthday falling on December 4, and Beyonce having released her fourth studio album, titled "4," earlier last year.
Other speculation about the child's name include conspiracy theories that Jay-Z and Beyonce are members of the Illuminati -- a secret society believed to mastermind events that will lead to a New World Order.
The couple has not released information on their daughter's name.
The Grammy-award winning singer announced her pregnancy during a performance at MTV's Video Music Awards in August. Beyonce, 30, reportedly delivered the baby during an "emotional and extremely peaceful" birth, according to a statement from the couple released to US Weekly.
"We are in heaven," said Beyonce and Jay-Z in the statement. "We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support."
Jay-Z, also known as Shawn Carter, released a special song in honor of his first-born, titled "Glory." The famed rapper sings of his love and pride in the child and shares the family's struggle and prayers to have her. The new father refers to Blue Ivy as "my greatest creation," and says she is "everything that I prayed for."