SingerKnowles recently posted some content on her personal Tumblr page, explaining why she named her daughter Blue Ivy.
Celebrities are known for giving unique names to their children. The names can range from those of flowers to cities to even fictional characters and colors. In February, Beyonce gave birth to her first baby girl and she, along with her husband, Jay-Z, named he daughter Blue Ivy Carter. The entire pregnancy, delivery and post-delivery period of Beyonce Knowles was followed by the public quite ardently and when her daughter's name, Blue Ivy Carter, was revealed to the world, many people came up with their own explanations as to why she was named so. Some of the speculations by people were completely unfounded as they claimed that Beyonce had named her baby so because there was some satanic influence involved.
Just recently, all these rumors were put to rest as Beyonce posted a poem on her Tumblr page, which explains why she gave her baby that name. The poem is a passage from Rebecca Solnit's "Field Guide to Getting Lost" and it was taken from Beyonce's Tumblr page; "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."
Some other people had argued that Ivy was used because of the plant, which symbolizes eternity. The Greek and Roman societies considered ivy a sacred plant for its longevity and toughness.
According to "Good Morning America", Beyonce and Jay-Z named their daughter Ivy because of the significance of the number 4 or "IV". Both Beyonce and Jay-Z were born on the fourth - Beyonce on the 4th September and Jay-Z on the 4th December. They even got married on the 4th of April.
"We all have special numbers in our lives, and 4 is that [number] for me," Beyonce told Billboard recently. "It's the day I was born. My mother's birthday, and a lot of my friends' birthdays, are on the fourth. April 4 is my wedding date."