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The Meaning Behind Jay-Z & Beyoncé's Baby Name, Blue Ivy Carter, Decoded

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Say my name, say my name: Blue Ivy Carter. That's what Jay-Z and Beyoncé decided upon when signing the birth certificate of their newborn baby girl over the weekend. Some scratched their heads over the seemingly odd moniker, but knowing Hov's penchant for word play, others quickly caught on to the meaning behind B.I.C. A combination of the significance of the color and the roman numeral four (or IV, phonetically pronounced Ivee, get it?) to Brooklyn's finest and Houston's hottie, the name is much deeper than merely a color and plant. Here XXL offers readers 10 interesting and random facts behind the most talked about handle in hip-hop. Let's call this one The Blueprint, part IV.—Amber McKynzie

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Jay and B have tattoos of the roman numeral IV on their ring fingers.

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Jay-Z’s classic album trilogy was titled The Blueprint and Bey's last album was called, 4.

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One of Beyoncé’s favorite colors is blue.

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In 2007 Jay-Z created his own color called, "Jay-Z Blue," which features bits of platinum dust.

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Blue is significant to Buddhist religious beliefs and thought to keep bad spirits away.

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According to ask.com, "blue conveys importance and confidence without being somber or sinister, hence the blue power suit of the corporate world and the blue uniforms of police officers."

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In ancient times, Egyptians used blue to represent the heavens, as stated on touregypt.com.

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In the Catholic religion, the color blue represent the Virgin Mary.

It is illegal to name your child "Blue" in Chihuahua, Mexico.

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According to a report on ABC news it is against the law to name your child Blue (or azul in spanish) in Chihuahua, Mexico. “Chihuahua state officials in Juarez tell ABC-7 the law is not anything new, but with a recent rash of parents trying to name their children odd, creative, and foreign names they say it’s time to remind the public of what is appropriate and what is not. Names such as Lluvia, which means rain, or azul, which means blue, are not considered ‘proper.’ If a parent names their child what’s considered a ‘foreign’ name, like Kevin, Brian, or Karen, it must be followed by a Spanish middle name, like Jose or Maria.”