Baby Blue Ivy is blessed with two loving parents, legions of supportive family and fans, and one of the most enigmatic names to date.
But superstar mom Beyonce posted a book excerpt to her Tumblr Wednesday that may just give curious fans a glimpse into the inspiration behind her daughter’s unusual moniker.
"The world is blue at its edges and in its depths," the passage, from author Rebecca Solnit's 2005 novel "A Field Guide to Getting Lost," reads. "This blue is the light that got lost. Light at the end blue end of the spectrum does not travel the whole distance from the sun to us. It disperses among the molecules of the 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 sky is blue for the same reason, but the blue at the horizon, the blue of the land that seems to be dissolving into the sky, is a deeper, dreamier, melancholy blue, the blue at the farthest reaches of the places where you see for miles, the blue of distance. This light does not touch us, does not travel the whole distance, the light that gets lost, gives us the beauty of the world, so much of which is in the color blue."
Speculation about the origins of Beyonce and Jay-Z's baby name have run a wide gamut of guesses.
Many fans believe that "Blue" is a nod to Jay-Z's personal penchant for the hue - he released three Blueprint albums in the last few years, and once rapped that his "favorite hue is Jay-Z blue," on the track "Go Crazy."
Beyonce is frequently spotted around town with blue-painted nails and blue-hued jewelry as an homage to her tiny tot.
"Ivy" reportedly references the number four, or I-V in Roman numerals - an important symbol in the couple's relationship.
Beyonce's birthday is Sept. 4, Jay-Z's is Dec. 4, and the pair got hitched on April 4, 2008.
The "Love on Top" singer's latest album is also entitled "4."
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