Jay-Z shared why he and Beyoncé named the twins Rumi and Sir

The case is closed and the mystery is solved. We now know why Jay-Z and Beyoncé named their twins Rumi and Sir. When Beyoncé gave birth to the twins back in June, it was truly a blessed event. There was a lot of speculation about the significance behind Rumi’s beautiful name and Sir’s equally unique one. And now, we have official word.

Rap Radar podcast hosts Elliot Wilson and Brian Miller interviewed Jay-Z about his new music and his new babies. When the twins came up, the rapper was candid about their naming process for his young son and daughter.

"Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter," Jay-Z said. "Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir."

Much speculation followed their naming announcement back in June.

Many people correctly guessed that Rumi was named after the famous Persian poet, but Sir was a little more unclear. In addition, some people thought “Sir” referred to a line in this Rumi poem, which turned out to be a pretty cool coincidence.

"Bring the pure wine of love and freedom. But sir, a tornado is coming. More wine, we'll teach this storm A thing or two about whirling."

Jay-Z also talked about his equivalent of paid family leave. He purposely pushed the start of his tour to October so he could spend more time with the twins and their older sister, Blue Ivy.

"I booked the tour for October so I could have at least four months to just really bond and see their fingers and sh*t like that. They'll be with me [on tour] anyway but I'm just saying, like, [I needed] a space where I'm not doing anything. I'm just focused on them. I'm not thinking about a show at night or anything like that. That's why the tour is so far away from the release of the album."

We’re glad Jay-Z gets to as much time as possible with Rumi and Sir. And we adore their names!

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