Beyoncé Reveals Meaning Behind Blue Ivy’s Unique Name

A poem could have served as inspiration for her daughter's name.

Posted: 06/11/2012 11:29 AM EDT
Blue Ivy

Ever since word got out that Beyoncé and Jay-Z named their first child Blue Ivy people have been speculating about the meaning behind their daughter's name. Some thought it was just a reference to Jay's favorite color, but Bey just shared a poem that could have served as the inspiration for the baby's first name.

"The world is blue at its edges and in its depths. This blue is the light that got lost. Light at the blue end of the spectrum does not travel that whole distance from the sun to us. It disperses among the molecules of air, it scatters in the water. Water is colorless, shallow water appears to be the color of whatever lies underneath it, but deep water is full of this scattered light, the purer the water the deeper the blue."

The inspirational passage, from Rebecca Solnit's Field Guide to Getting Lost, was posted on Beyoncé's Tumblr blog this morning. What do you think of the poem?


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