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The Meaning Behind Sir Carter's Name

by Leah Rocketto

On June 17, news broke that Beyoncé gave birth to twins, which sent the Twitterverse and internet into overdrive with excitement. Since news about the babies was limited at the time, fans of Queen Bey were left with a ton of questions surrounding this joyous news, especially in regards to the respective names of each new Bey baby. As news began to trickle out, it was revealed that Beyoncé named her twins Sir and Rumi. So what does Sir mean?

TMZ first broke the news regarding the twins' names Friday afternoon, reporting that Beyoncé named her twins Sir and Rumi. According to the news outlet, the company that owns all of the Knowles and Carter trademarks, "filed legal docs to secure the rights to the names, Rumi Carter and Sir Carter," on June 26, 2017. Because, naturally, you need to secure those TMs after naming your baby.

The names are unique, but that shouldn't be a surprise to fans of the duo. After all, they did name their first born after a color (albeit, the best color out there, in my humble opinion.) In fact, the names are so unique that the popular baby naming site NameBerry didn't have an entry for it. Though, I'm sure that will change very shortly.

According to Behind The Name, Sir is the Catalan form of Syrus, the less popularly spelt version of Cyrus. So, back to Name Berry, which noted that Cyrus means "throne." Appropriate given that this child stems from music royalty, no?

If that is the intended meaning of the name, there could be more significance to it. In August 2011, JAY Z collaborated with Kanye West on an album titled Watch The Throne, which broke the U.S. iTunes Store one-week sales record at the time of its release, according to Billboard. (A record which Beyoncè broke in 2013, according to Apple. Gosh she's amazing.)

Obviously, people have a lot of opinions on the names. There are those who gave the monikers their full approval.

Then there were those who had strong feelings against the names.

Of course, there were people who offered other suggestions.

There were also the select few who pointed out that Sir Carter could in fact be the name of the female twin.

And, naturally, there were some who refuse to accept the names until they are announced by the queen herself.

Regardless of what Sir means, this child will likely be ruling the world some day. I mean, it's basically their birth right.