Welcome to the world, Sir Carter and Rumi!
Beyonce shared first photos of her twins last night in the same style as her pregnancy announcement. The star posed with both babies in her arms as she was draped in a ruffled multicolored print robe, blue bottoms and a blue veil. Back in February, Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement became, within a day, the most-liked Instagram post of all time. Just a few weeks later, she performed the Lemonade tracks “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles” at the 2017 Grammy Awards — and cancelled on Coachella, vowing to return next year.
“Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today,” the mom captioned. Meanwhile, Beyoncé’s own mama Tina Lawson couldn’t contain her joy about the ultimate unveiling. “So Happy my baby shared a photo of her babies with the world,” Tina Lawson wrote on Instagram. “proud grandma hello Sir Carter and Rumi Carter Boy and girl what a blessing.”
According to Professor Richard Coates, a professor in linguistics from the University of the West of England, Sir is of Norman French origin. “Sir is a word introduced as a title of honor by the Norman rulers in the 11th or 12th century. It originally just meant ‘Lord’—not royal, just aristocratic or a sign of the King’s favor,” he told HarpersBAZAAR.com. “Sir” is the title given to a man who has been knighted by the Queen in the UK, while the female equivalent is Dame. As for Rumi, the name is Japanese in origin and means “beauty” and “flow,” according to baby name website NameBerry.
Bey and Jay, who married in 2008, welcomed Blue – who is now five – on January 7, 2012.