Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy has been made an honorary citizen of Croatian Island Hvar, because she is named after a tree there.
The superstar couple’s baby girl has been granted the status after the region’s officials heard that the inspiration for her name came from a tree wrapped in blue ivy on the island.
Interest in the tourist hotspot has dramatically increased since the birth of the baby and the area was named as Lonely Planet’s number 5 destination in 2012.
“The story of the origin of the name of your daughter has brought enormous media attention and therefore tourist promotion to the town and island of Hvar,” Contactmusic quoted Major Pjerino Bebic as saying in a letter.
“Because of this, I have decided to confer on your daughter the status of honourary citizen of the town of Hvar,” he wrote.
The 30-year-old singer had welcomed her first child with the rapper five months ago.
Knowles had hinted that she had named her daughter after a poem by Rebecca Solnit.
The Love on Top singer had posted a snippet from a poem by Solnit from her A Field Guide to Getting Lost, dedicated to the colour on her tumblr.
Part of the selection reads: “The world is blue at its edges and in its depths. This blue is the light that got lost. Water is colourless, shallow water appears to be the colour that lies beneath it. But deep water is full of his scattered light, the purer the water, the deeper the blue.”