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Why Did Beyonce Name Her Baby Blue? Poem On Tumblr Might Be A Clue

06/12/2012 07:18 pm 19:18:35

After two days of confusion about whether Beyoncé had actually named her daughter Blue Ivy (and not Ivy Blue), rapper-dad Jay-Z confirmed his baby girl's name , through song. And ever since, everyone from fans of the couple to baby name experts, have guessed at what inspired the unique moniker.

Blue is Jay-Z's favorite color, International Business Times reported. Pamela Satran, co-founder of Nameberry.com, said Blue is a trend in Hollywood -- it's "one of the new color names that's been most enthusiastically embraced by celebrities," she told The Huffington Post.

A new clue appeared on Beyoncé's Tumblr this week -- a passage from Rebecca Solnit's ""A Field Guide to Getting Lost." Bey posted the moody opening of the second chapter, "The Blue of Distance."

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While the couple has yet to confirm whether Solnit's words were the inspiration for baby Blue Ivy's name, or just a nice find for parents of a baby named Blue, the sentiment is certainly preferable to a January Twitter trend suggesting that the name associated them with the satanism -- a theory that was later debunked.

Click through the gallery below to find out why other celebs chose their kids' names.

Inspiration Behind Celebrity Baby Name Choices
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