More Musings about Blue Ivy

As you get to know me, you’ll understand that I’m less interested in the celebrityishness and more about the meaning behind a name. In my previous post on Beyonce and Jay-Z’s new baby girl, Blue Ivy, I gave more attention to the significance of Ivy amid much confusion online on whether her name was Ivy Blue or Blue Ivy. Beyonce herself might both started and stopped the debate with the following Tweets.

First there was this:

And hours later, this:

Now, I’m feeling Blue.

They are not the first to use the name—that one goes to David Evans, better known as The Edge of U2, who named his daughter Blue Angel in 1989. Actress Maria Bello named her son Jackson Blue McDermott in 2001 and Alicia Silverstone named her son Bear Blu last year.
At Name Your Tune, I can tell you that we have the name Blue recorded in our catalogue which means that we have made personalized CDs for little Blues before.
Back to the newest Blue—her name likely comes from her Daddy’s affinity for the colour. He has 3 albums titled “The Blueprint” and the debut of his daughter makes 4. Yes, 4 as in IV and in Ivy. A stretch maybe…maybe not.
And what else might Blue mean? Here are 4 things:
Blue is the colour of the sky and water, it is peaceful and seemingly without end
Blue is the colour of the 3 Chakra, the Throat Chakra—it governs communication, creativity and self-expression
Blue is said to represent trust, dignity, wisdom, peace, calming and serenity
Blue is the most popular answer for people’s favourite colour
New daddy Jay-Z has already released a song on his website for his baby girl, called Glory, feat. B.I.C. (yes, Blue Ivy Carter) Here are some of the lyrics:

You’re a child of destiny
You’re the child of my destiny
You’re my child with the child from Destiny’s Child
That’s a hell of a recipe
The most amazing feeling I feel
Words can’t describe what I’m feeling for real
Baby I paint the sky blue
My greatest creation was you

What do you think?


Originally Published at Yummy Mummy Club.