It’s no secret. Beyonce naming her daughter Blue Ivy Carter was completely unexpected. There has been speculation for months about the name, the meaning and origins of it.
In a recent addition to her Tumblr blog, Beyonce reveals a poem that seems to imply the color blue is like the ocean and sky being endless like her love for Blue Ivy.
“The world is blue at its edges and in its depths. 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.”
As reported earlier this year, Jay Z’s favorite color is blue and ivy is said to represent the roman numeral four (IV), which is Beyonce’s favorite number.