Beyoncé's Baby Blue Ivy Becomes Citizen of Croatia After Fame Boosts Tourism

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By Benge Nsenduluka , CP Reporter
June 26, 2012|8:56 am

Beyonce Knowles and her husband Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter's 5-month-old baby girl, Blue Ivy, has been named an honorary citizen of the Croatian Island of Hvar.

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    Beyonce with her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter
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The couple, who vacationed on the island based in the Adriatic Sea in 2011, filmed a video of Beyonce standing next to a blue ivy plant just months before their daughter was born.

"We woke up this morning, took a nice little walk, passed by this beautiful blue tree. I think it's Blue Ivy, which would be quite appropriate!" Beyonce says in the video, which she recently posted on her Tumblr page.

The intimate video has reportedly boosted tourism on the island and the mayor of Hvar recently thanked the star-studded couple for the boost, according to Agence France Presse.

"The story of the origin of your girl's name, Blue Ivy, has brought huge media attention and great tourism promotion to the town of Hvar. I have decided to grant your daughter the status of honorary citizen of the town," Mayor Pjerino Bebic wrote in a letter.

Beyonce, 30, has openly gushed about having her first child, particularly after the singer and Jay-Z suffered a miscarriage prior to conceiving Blue Ivy.

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"Nothing can describe the feeling. You have the instant connection once you know your child is growing inside you, but when you hold it for the first time, the words can't be found," Beyonce told Star Magazine UK.

"It's an old cliché that the thing expectant moms look forward to the most is holding their child in their arms for the first time, but it's one of those clichés that is a real truth," she added.

Jay-Z, the 42-year-old hip-hop mogul, opened up about parenthood in a special edition of "Oprah's Master Class," which previously aired on the OWN network.

"I imagine I'll take things I learned from my mom and things I've learned from raising my nephews and apply that. Then at the end of the day, I just know I'll probably have the worst, spoiled little kid ever," Jay-Z said on "Oprah's Master Class" program.

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