The music moguls haven't offered a direct explanation for Blue Ivy, but Bey posted a limerick about water on her website that hinted at the inspiration. Iv comes from of the number 4 -- or IV. Bey and Jay Z were born on the 4th of their respective birth months and they married on April 4, 2008.
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