Did Beyonce and Jay-Z Accidentally Reveal Their Twins' Names?

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When their eldest daughter was born in January 2012, Beyonce and Jay-Z attempted to trademark "Blue Ivy," and it looks like now that the power couple's twins have arrived, they may have hit up the United States Patent and Trademark Office again. And it's with this move that we may very well have a believable lead on the Carter twins' names!


Shonda Andrews of BrownGirlPrints.com broke the extremely intriguing news that the babies' names may very well be ... drumroll, please ... Rumi Carter and Sir Carter.

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Check out the telling screenshot Andrews provided that seems to confirm the babies' monikers:

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Laura Wattenberg, founder of BabyNameWizard.com, feels that given the trademark drama surrounding Blue Ivy's name, Rumi and Sir may very well be IT.

"Either those are the names or Beyonce's purposely using the database to mess with us all!" Wattenberg tells CafeMom. "And I don't think you'd use the US trademark office to play a little joke on the public." 

If these are, indeed, the twins' names, Wattenberg feels like both are very much in line with two current baby naming trends. "Sir is right in keeping with one of the hottest, fastest-growing name styles among celebs and in America as a whole," she says. "That is what I call 'exalted names.' Royal or divine titles or names of gods that celebrate the baby." Other recent examples of this trend include Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick's son Reign, and, of course, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's son Saint.

Meanwhile, Rumi echoes big sister's name in a way, Wattenberg notes. "From Blue Ivy, you'd be expecting another sort of compact name -- and Rumi, for instance, in terms of sound, fits with the hottest style in America: raindrop names," she explains. Raindrop names are "little, miniature names with a smooth sound."

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Examples include super-popular boy names Noah and Liam and well-loved girl monikers Mia and Mila, Aria, and Luna (Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's daughter!). Wattenberg explains:

"Parents love these names that are totally smooth, no hard stops in them, no hard edges, and they are short but complete. They are not nicknames for anything, but they are tiny."

She suspects that Rumi may be, of course, a nod to the famous 13th-century Persian poet, but more believably, the Carters' potential choice may be linked to its Japanese meaning. "Some of Rumi's Japanese meanings include 'flowing like water' and 'beauty,'" Wattenberg says. 

All of that said, while we may assume Sir is the Carters' son and Rumi is their new daughter, we've yet to get official confirmation on the babies' gender(s). Guess we still won't know for sure 'til we get that official statement from the proud, oh-so-private parents ... 

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