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This Is What Beyoncé And Jay-Z Have (Reportedly) Named Their Twins

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All of planet Earth has waited for almost three weeks to learn some of the most important information of our time: what Beyoncé and Jay-Z have named their twins. Now, according to no less a source than TMZ, the mystery is (probably) over. Welcome to the world, Rumi and Sir Carter.

TMZ reports that a company run by the parents Carter has filed legal documents to secure rights to the aforementioned names. The trademarks, according to TMZ, are "for fragrances, cosmetics, key chains, baby teething rings, strollers, mugs, water bottles, hair ribbons, playing cards, tote bags, sports balls and rattles and novelty items." A source has also confirmed the news to Us Weekly, and slightly-more-vetted People Magazine is also running with the news.

Beyoncé gave birth at UCLA earlier this month.

Rumi, according to Nameberry, is a Japanese girl's name that means "beauty, flow, lapis lazuli." It is also, of course, the last name of the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi (full name: Jelaluddin Rumi). Model Josie Maran also has a daughter named Rumi, who was born in 2006. According to BabyCenter, Rumi can also be a boy's name. The Carter babies' sexes have not been confirmed, so Rumi could really go either way.

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We do, however, think it is safe to presume that Sir is probably a boy, at least until told otherwise.