Print Edition - 2017-07-04  |  Life & Style

Rumi and Sir it is

- Agence France-Presse, Los Angeles

Jul 4, 2017-

The wait may be over for the names of the twins of music power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z. Signs point to the names as Rumi and Sir.

The pop diva and rapper, whose real name is Shawn Carter, have filed to US authorities to copyright “Rumi Carter” and “Sir Carter,” ensuring no one else profits from the names to sell anything from fragrances to music.

The filings with the US Patent and Trademark Office come from an identical California address to an earlier application for the name of the couple’s five-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

Jay-Z and Beyonce and their representative have not commented on the twin’s names or even confirmed their birth, although Beyonce’s father acknowledged her delivery over social media.

Gossip site TMZ first reported the copyright filings and noted that they were dated Monday, the same time the parents were said to return to their Los Angeles home with the twins.

Rumi is the name of the 13th-century Persian poet who endures as one of the best-loved writers of the Sufi spiritual tradition, with verses that celebrate love, joy and tolerance.

The choice of “Sir” is less obvious, although the two names raise speculation that both children are boys. 

Published: 04-07-2017 07:50

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