The Name Sir Could Have Special Significance For Jay Z & Beyonce

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It's happening, y'all. One of Beyoncé and JAY-Z's twins is reportedly named Sir Carter. But what does that name mean to the power couple? According to TMZ, the company that owns the trademarks to Beyoncé and Jay's names has registered the names "Rumi Carter" and "Sir Carter" — so one would presume that these are their names.

It's possible that they are decoy names. I, myself, am a nerd who remembers all too well when trademarks to fake Harry Potter book titles like Harry Potter And the Green Flame Torch would be registered to throw fans off the scent. However, for the moment, let's proceed as if they are the real names of Blue Ivy Carter's new siblings.

Immediately, I think it's fitting that the child of a Queen would be named Sir. That makes the kid a knight. It's a cool pun name, similar to Kanye West's daughter North and son Saint. The word sir also comes from "sire," which means to parent. It's also possible that Sir Carter is named after one of their fathers — Beyoncé is from the South, where it's common to call your parents "sir" and "ma'am" out of respect. Sir could be a creative way to pay homage to a family member without going the traditional namesake route, and I would expect nothing less from this family.

It should be noted that there is an R&B singer-songwriter called SiR with a track named "JAY Z," but I think that's probably a crazy coincidence. I don't think the baby is named after Beyoncé's makeup artist Sir John, either, though in the absence of concrete facts, I'm not going to rule anything out.

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What is certain, if Sir is the name of one of the twins, that means that this is an infant not to be messed with. How that connects to the other reported name, Rumi, is still a mystery.