After much speculation surrounding the name of Beyonce’s daughter with Jay-Z, Blue Ivy, the singer has now hinted at her reasons behind choosing it.
Beyonce, 30, posted a passage on her official Tumblr from Rebecca Solnit’s 2005 novel, A Field Guide to Getting Lost.
The excerpt focuses on the significance of the color blue, beginning: “The world is blue at its edges and in its depths.”
And the final sentence Beyoncé posted seems to summarize the power of the color as it reads: “The light that gets lost, gives us the beauty of the world, so much of which is in the color blue.”
A picture of the descriptive words sits on Beyonce’s website above an image of her resting her hand, which is decorated with teal nail varnish, against her cheek.
It seems Beyoncé is a big fan of Rebecca Solnit and the author may have had some influence over the Love on Top singer when it came to naming her first child.
Blue Ivy was born on January 7 and ever since fans of Beyoncé and Jay-Z have been speculating the symbolism behind the unusual name.
Some have thought it may not be a coincidence that Jay-Z has released three Blueprint albums in the last ten years.
And the color features in the lyrics of the star’s track Go Crazy, where he raps: “My favorite hue is Jay-Z blue.”
Meanwhile it is widely believed that the name Ivy is intended to reference the Roman numeral IV, as the number four bears lots of significance for the power couple.
The pair was married on April 4, 2008 and 4 is the title of Beyoncé’s latest album.
In addition Beyonce’s birthday is September 4 and her hip hop star beau’s is December 4.