You’ve probably picked up somewhere (aka all over the internet) that Beyoncé and Jay-Z are having twins. But, did you know that the couple reportedly went with a name inspired by a famous Muslim poet?
Even though the two still have to officially confirm the name of their twins, media outlets found out that the couple has filed to register two names as trademarks: Rumi Carter and Sir Carter.
While it’s not clear why they chose the name ‘Sir’, ‘Rumi Carter’ is most likely inspired by 13th-century Persian Muslim poet, jurist, Islamic scholar and theologian Jalal Ad-Din Muhammed Rumi.
If you aren’t familiar with the man himself: Rumi, born in 1207, has a lot of poems that are translated in countless languages and is in fact, the best-selling poet in the United States.
It’s easy to see why Beyoncé would like him and his poems. Some of his most famous lines could even seem like they’re part of some of her songs. Lines like: “Woman is the light of God;” “Let the beauty we love be what we do.”, portray the Feminist side of Beyoncé that she’s so vocal about.
It could be a coincidence that Rumi Carter shares a name with one of the most talented poets in history, but Beyoncé seems like the kind of woman who does everything with intention.
Who knows, Rumi Carter might end up with the gift of writing beautifully, like the poet did.