Beyoncé and Jay Z have announced that their family is about to get a little bit bigger. The power couple – who already share daughter Blue Ivy, aged five – revealed the pregnancy on social media last month. Since then the rumour mill has been in overdrive as fans ponder what the expectant parents could possibly name their tots. With so many people curious to find out the answer, here’s what the bookies reckon could inspire the final choices.
The names Indie and Isaiah are the current favourites at 10/1. It’s believed that Queen Bey could settle on these names as a nod to her religious upbringing. After all, the name Destiny’s Child is said to have derived from a passage in the Book of Isaiah.
The name Barack – after former president Barack Obama – currently has odds of 25/1. Beyoncé and Jay Z were known to be huge supporters of Obama during his two terms in office and earlier this year he even invited them to his final soiree held at the White House.
It’s thought that Beyoncé and Jay Z could continue the theme of naming their offspring after colours. To fit alongside their daughter Blue, the name Violet stands at 25/1, Red at 40/1 and Gold at 100/1.
Friends and family
Gamblers can get odds of 16/1 that one of the children will be named after Beyoncé’s younger sister Solange. Also in the running are the names Michelle (20/1) and Kelly (33/1). These, of course, would be in homage to Beyoncé’s former bandmates, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland.
The mega stars wouldn’t be the first mum and dad to name their children after themselves. In fact, the name Jay is currently one of the favourites with odds of 16/1. Meanwhile, Zee remains a much less likely option with odds of 66/1.
Time will tell
The celebrity couple is yet to confirm an official due date, but it’s believed that they will be welcoming the little bundle of joys sometime before July. This means that there isn’t long left until the world finds out exactly which names they’ve settled on.