"Say my name, say my name," Beyoncé sang in 1999. Almost 20 years later, pretty much everyone was singing the names of Beyoncé's twins, Sir Carter and Rumi, when TMZ reported that Beyoncé and JAY-Z's legal team filed trademarks for the twins' monikers. News traveled quickly, and after what felt like a drawn-out wait (in reality it was only one month), Beyoncé and JAY-Z finally gave in and announced the twins' birth — and yes, Beyoncé's Instagram about the twins confirmed everything fans had long suspected. (Thank you, Beysus.)
An Instagram post from Beyoncé was long overdue. It had been exactly one month since the last update from Queen Bey when news of the twins' arrival first broke on June 17, so having to wait another month for official word from Beyoncé herself left fans anxious to say the least. Of course, Beyoncé had been busy — you know, giving birth to twins, staying at the hospital after the twins were reportedly born premature, and readying the family's Malibu home to bring them back to a cozy abode. But her final announcement on Friday, June 14 was a welcome relief nonetheless.
In the photo, Beyoncé is seen wearing a purple and pink floor-length robe, blue lingerie bottoms, and a sheer aqua-colored veil, similar to the light green veil she donned for her initial pregnancy announcement back in February. In her arms are the twins, nestled up together and sleeping. "Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today," she wrote in the caption, tagging the post with a set of emojis meant to represent the Knowles-Carter family.
The photo of course confirms that the twins' names are indeed Rumi and Sir Carter, names that were first leaked back on July 2 when it was reported that the couple had registered for U.S. trademarks for the monikers. The caption also happens to be the first time that Beyoncé or JAY-Z (or any of their representatives for that matter) has said anything — and I mean anything — official about them. This despite an Instagram and Twitter post from Beyoncé's dad, Mathew Knowles, on June 18. ("They're here!" he wrote beneath a digital card that read "Happy Birthday to the twins! Love, Granddad.")
It's been a productive few months for Beyoncé and JAY-Z, who released his new album "4:44" recently (in it, he mentions that he now believes in miracles because of the twins.)
So yeah, fans were a bit anxious for official news from the couple, despite bits and pieces of info and mentions over the past month. And who can blame fans for wanting to see an Instagram from Beyoncé? After constantly updating fans with bump shots and maternity outfit posts throughout her pregnancy, followers had kind of gotten used to seeing Beyoncé in their feeds. A month-long absence was definitely noted, especially with so many questions about the twins lingering in the air.
But thank god Beyoncé is now back on Instagram. So can we get back to those routine posts from her? Because I'm definitely going to need to see a lot more of those twins now that they're here.