Beyonce gave birth at New York’s Lenox Hill hospital, where she checked in to a rented wing/ suite on the sixth floor that had been redecorated and sealed by private security.
After some confusion, Gwyneth Paltrow confirmed the baby name as “Blue Ivy Carter…” not the transposed Ivy Blue nor the budget, obviously-fabricated name from last weekend’s Twitter-based birth reports, Tiana May Carter.
TMZ.com notes that the hospital was on board with the lockdown, other patients be damned: “The hospital held a meeting leading up to the delivery to discuss a security plan for the birth. The meeting between executives and security was held Friday afternoon and strict security was in place almost immediately, preparing for Beyonce’s late night delivery. The goal, keeping Beyonce’s delivery under wraps, succeeded admirably; no pictures of Bey or hubby Jay-Z entering or exiting the hospital have emerged and she hasn’t been seen at all since Thursday.”
Things worked a little too well, according to one father whose family were thrown out of a sixth floor waiting room.
Neil Coulon, 38, of Brooklyn, complained to New York Daily News that security around Beyonce caused a disruption with patients. Security even allegedly stopped Coulon from visiting his wife and premature twin daughters and: “three times they stopped me from entering or exiting the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit and it happened once on Friday [when Beyonce checked in] just because they wanted to use the hallway… They should have been more strategic about it. These are children with problems in intensive care and you’re just going to take over the hospital like you own it? All I want is an apology.”