After fans of Beyoncé and Jay-Z heard that the rumors had been confirmed, and the names of their twins are “Sir” and “Rumi,” there has been a great deal of speculation as to why the music power couple decided on those particular names. Both of the names have great significance to Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Whatever the reasons behind their names, a few facts about them that are definitely true are they will get plenty of media attention during their lives, will give their daughter, Blue Ivy, 5, brand-new siblings and built-in play buddies, and they will be showered by the love and attention of their parents throughout their lives.
E! Online reported that while Beyoncé and Jay-Z have neither confirmed nor denied any of the ideas behind the origins of the names of their twins, the most plausible reason they chose the name “Sir” for their newest son likely has to do with the fact that “Sir” has royal connotations. The name is also used by Sir the Baptist, a hip-hop artist who is much respected by both Jay-Z and Beyoncé.
Musical artist, Sir the Baptist, is followed on Twitter by Jay-Z. Also, at the Tidal X 1015 event in October 2016, he opened for Beyoncé. Jay-Z met Chicago-born Sir the Baptist at 2016’s Budweiser Made in America music festival and gave his praise to the hip-hop artist after his set there, telling him that he was following Sir the Baptist and congratulating him “on a great set.”
The name “Rumi,” for their daughter could possibly be because the musical artists like the poetry of the Persian poet, Rumi, or because the word, in Japanese, has multiple meanings, including “beauty,” “flow,” “water,” and “current.” Rumi is a famous Persian poet who lived in the 13th century.
Rumi’s poetry is still so well-known, that he is a best-selling poet, to this very day, the most popular poet in the United States. People reported that the poet’s full name is Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī. Though neither Jay-Z nor Beyoncé have referenced the poet in their songs, it could be that they love his poetry, and wanted to honor that by naming their son after him.
A big indication Beyoncé and Jay-Z had named their twins Rumi and Sir, before the names were verified, is that on Monday, a company the couple owns trademarked the names and filed them with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. With the names now trademarked, the couple can use them to sell whatever merchandise they desire, plastering the names on items like tote bags, cosmetics, baby gear, fragrances and water bottles.
Whatever the actual reasons were behind why Beyoncé and Jay-Z named their twins Rumi and Sir, if they decide eventually to follow in their parents’ footsteps and also become stars in the world of music, both “Sir Carter,” and “Rumi” would make for great and memorable stage names. What do you think of these names? Please sound off and give your opinion in the Comments area, below!
By John Samuels
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