Ever since Beyonce announced that she was pregnant with twins back in the February, the world waited with bated breath for the blessed progenies to arrive. Of course, the queen revealed the news in a lot of style with a pregnancy photo-shoot where she looked like a goddess. Through all of this, people have been waiting on what Bey and Jay Z will decide to name the new additions.
Beyonce hasn’t acknowledged the birth of the twins on social media but some reputable news-outlets confirmed the birth of a baby boy and girl on the 12th June, at a hospital in LA. And via a Twitter announcement, Bey’s father welcomed his new grandchildren into the world.
Until now we had a little word on what the famous duo decided to call the twins and early reports had us believe that they have been named “Bee” and “Shawn Junior.” But these were not the names.
According to TMZ the twins have been named Rumi and Sir Carter. The news source states that the names are most likely correct because the company that owns the trademarks to their names, run by Bey and Jay Z recently filled legal documents to trademark them.
The documents were filed on Monday, the 26th of June that’s around the time that the twins went home with their parents.
The names have been chosen for their historical significance. The name Rumi brings to mind the 13th century Persian poet of the same name.
Multiple sources have pointed out that “Sir” has actually been referenced in a popular Rumi poem:
“Bring the pure wine of
love and freedom.
But sir, a tornado is coming.
More wine, we’ll teach this storm
A thing or two about whirling.”
Beyonce and Jay Z made sure that their two new children are going to be a part of their empire as the names have been trademarked for cosmetics, fragrances, key chains, baby teething rings, strollers, mugs, water bottles, hair ribbons, playing cards, tote bags, sports bottles, rattles and novelty items.
It’s pretty much safe to say that the twins have definitely won the genetic lottery!