Jay-Z & Beyoncé’s baby names were allegedly just revealed
Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s baby names are here, and they’re kinda random!
If reports are true, their new girl is named Rumi and their new boy is named Sir. That’s right, Rumi Carter and Sir Carter.
When hearing Sir Carter, though, doesn’t your mind immediately jump to Saint West?! Both of them are honorifics — titles that usually precede someone’s name — being used as first names.
It’s really surprising that Beyoncé and Jay-Z would pick a baby name so similar to Saint West when it appears that the Knowles-Carters and the Kardashian-Wests have been feuding of late.
If this means there’s gonna be a new trend of people name their kids things like Sir, Saint, Ma’am, Madame, Professor, Doctor, Lady, Miss, and Mrs., shit might get confusing.
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Rumi, on the other hand, was a 13th century scholar, poet and mystic who currently has a totally stacked BrainyQuotes page. You’ve probably seen his work pop up as an inspirational quote on your most basic cousin’s Instagram feed.
So how did this glorious news come about? Because the Carters just filed legal documents to trademark the names, according to TMZ. They’re seeking to own the rights to those names so that no one besides them can start a line of “fragrances, cosmetics, key chains, baby teething rings, strollers, mugs, water bottles, hair ribbons, playing cards, tote bags, sports balls and rattles or novelty items” under those monikers.
So either Sir and Rumi are indeed the babies’ names, or Bey and Jay are starting a new children’s clothing line called Rumi Carter or Sir Carter.
Realistically, odds are these are the bbs’ names. Celebrities love to drop news like this right before a holiday weekend so that there are fewer journalists on duty to speculate on the details and ramifications, so it makes sense they’d file the docs right before the Fourth of July.
Now the biggest curveball of all would be if we found out their names were actually swapped, with baby girl Carter being called Sir and baby boy going by Rumi. That would be fun, right?!