Early honour for Beyonce's baby
The daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z has been named an honorary citizen of the Croatian town of Hvar following reports they named her after a local tree.
Blue Ivy, born in January, was reportedly named after a tree wrapped in blue ivy the couple had seen on the island during their visit in September 2011.
Croatian media recently broadcast a video shot during the visit to Hvar in which Beyonce posed next to the tree, saying her child could be named Blue Ivy.
"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," said Mayor Pjerino Bebic in a letter sent to the couple.
"I have decided to grant your daughter the status of honorary citizen of the town."
Known as the sunniest town in Croatia, Hvar sits on the island of the same name in the Adriatic Sea.
The mayor invited the couple to pay another visit to the island, which is situated off Croatia's central Adriatic coast and boasts 320 sunny days a year.