Public opinion about the name of Beyoncé and Jay-Z‘s newborn daughter’s name, Blue Ivy, is about as mixed up and confusing as reports on the name itself (Ivy Blue, or Blue Ivy?). But how did the superstar parents come up with the unique moniker for their little one?
Though there’s no official word from the couple themselves, fans of Bey and Jay have already started to speculate.
The color blue has been a fave of the rapper’s for years, as he notes in the song, ‘Go Crazy,’ “My favorite hue is Jay-Z blue.” And of course, there are also the three highly successful Blueprint albums he released in 2001, 2002, and 2009.
As for the middle name, “Ivy,” some believe that it’s a reference to the Roman numeral for 4 (IV), which is a significant number for the couple. Beyoncé’s birthday is on September 4, Jay-Z’s is December 4, they were married on April 4, and the title of Knowles’ latest album? Yup, 4.