Bey­once and Jay-Z twins' names could be Rumi and Sir

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

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.

Jay-Z on Fri­day re­leased his 13th al­bum, "4:44," in which he al­ludes to Per­sian po­etry on the song "Marcy Me," which de­scribes his up­bring­ing in a pub­lic hous­ing project in Brook­lyn. Ap­pear­ing to liken his rhyming skills to the lit­er­ary tra­di­tion, Jay-Z raps, "Sufi to the goofies / I could prob­a­bly speak Farsi." The choice of "Sir" is less ob­vi­ous, al­though the two names raise spec­u­la­tion that both chil­dren are boys. News of the twins-first re­vealed when a preg­nant Bey­once showed her bare baby bump on In­sta­gram-has de­lighted the two stars' fans, some of whom ex­pect a mu­si­cal dy­nasty along the lines of the Jack­sons. Blue Ivy has al­ready ap­peared in mu­sic in­clud­ing on Jay-Z lat­est al­bum, in a song in which the rap­per vows that his fam­ily will carry on his busi­ness em­pire and help rep­re­sent African Amer­i­cans. — AFP

In this file photo, Bey­once and Jay Z watch dur­ing the first half in Game 7 of an NBA bas­ket­ball firstround play­off series be­tween the Los An­ge­les Clip­pers and the Utah Jazz in Los An­ge­les. — AP

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