Ever since the world learned that Beyonce welcomed twins, rumors about their names and genders were just about everywhere on social media.
Unfortunately, the intense fan interest (to put it mildly) and numerous Beyonce baby name rumors means lots of misinformation flying around.
There’s still been no official announcement directly from the Carter camp, so take everything you read with a grain of salt.
Or 10-20 grains even. There’s reason to be skeptical.
However, TMZ is claiming to have obtained legal documents revealing the monikers of Queen Bey’s newly-arrived prince and princess.
(Yes, the site is also confirming it’s a boy and a girl.)
This is a family who gave us Blue Ivy Carter, so it should come as no surprise that the new names are a long way off the beaten path.
According to trademark documents filed last week, the second daughter and first son of Beyonce and Jay Z are named …
… (drum roll) … Rumi and Sir Carter!
Yes, Sir! (See what we did there?)
Filing to trademark the names of infants might be absurd for anyone who’s not Jay Z and Beyonce, but it makes perfect sense for the Carters.
It seems Jay and Bey took the precaution to ensure that no one will use their tykes’ names to cash in by using them to market:
"Fragrances, cosmetics, key chains, baby teething rings, strollers, mugs, water bottles, hair ribbons, playing cards, tote bags, sports balls, rattles and novelty items."
Hmm. "Novelty items" is a bit vague.
We suppose if you want to release, say, a line of high-end toothpastes or vitamin supplements, you’re legally in the clear.
Someone please try it and find out!
You could also use Sir Carter as your rap name, but just know that as soon as the kid can talk, he will destroy you in lyrical combat.
In turn, whatever street cred you formerly had will never recover from losing a battle to a toddler, so let that sobering thought sink in.
Anyway, the most important thing at this point is that Beyonce and both babies are reportedly home, happy and healthy.
For a while, their health was, if not in danger, in doubt as the global music icons’ hospital stay dragged on longer than expected.
As we know, the newborn twins remained hospitalized for several days due to unspecified health issues after their birth.
Sources inside the hospital claim they showed signs of jaundice and had to spend time "under the lights" to correct possible liver issues.
While frightening for any new parent, it’s not an uncommon occurrence, and both Sir and Rumi are said to have recovered as expected.
Yes, we’re already calling them Sir and Rumi officially, and we’ll be more or less devastated if this rumor turns out to be inaccurate.
Not only will we have to break the habit of referring to the twins that way, we’ll have to rename our ride-sharing app that we plan to name after them.
Fingers crossed. Prayers sent.