Blue Ivy Carter’s Name Inspired by Rebecca Solnit?

When the hottest chick in the game and her hustler-turned-mogul husband gave birth to Blue Ivy Carter in early January, we all scratched our heads. Most of us wondered if Gwyneth Paltrow’s knack for “out-of-the-box” names inspired Bey while some of us speculated that the name was a combination of Jay-Z’s love for the color blue and the couple’s mutual aficionado for the number four. Then, came the video of Beyonce admiring a blue ivy tree while on vacation and the rumor wheel churned again.

Several months after the cutie’s birth, we may have an answer (finally!) On her Tumblr, Beyoncé published a snippet from Rebecca Solnit’s Field Guide to Getting Lost, which clearly references the positive attributes of the color blue.

Could this be the inspiration for the unique name or is the infamous couple teasing us once again?

Check out the Tumblr post here! –Evette Dionne