Beyoncé and Jay-Z have not only named their new twins. The couple have reportedly registered in the US to copyright “Rumi Carter” and “Sir Carter” – as they did regarding their five-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.
The copyright application was reportedly made from the same California address as that for Blue Ivy.
According to TMZ, the application was made on June 26, around the time the twins would have returned home from the hospital.
The birth of the twins has not yet been officially confirmed by the music couple though.
According to The Guardian, Rumi appears to have been chosen in reference to the 13th-century poet and Muslim scholar Jalaluddin al-Rumi, who the Hollywood screenwriter David Franzoni, working on a script about Rumi’s life, said last year was “like a Shakespeare”.
A new Jay-Z track, Marcy Me, contains a reference to Sufi poetry: “I started in lobbies now, parley with Saudis/Sufi to the goofies, I could probably speak Farsi/That’s poetry, read a coca leaf from my past.”
Marcy Me is included on Jay-Z’s new album, 4:44, which contains rumination on his rumoured infidelity, itself the subject of songs on Beyoncé’s Lemonade, released in 2016.