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Beyoncé & Jay-Z May Have Accidentally Revealed the Twins' Names

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Someone dug through legal paperwork & discovered the names of Beyoncé's twins

Update, June 30, 4:00 p.m. PT: Guess what, y'alllllllllll! Someone at People dug through a shit ton of paperwork and discovered that Beyoncé and Jay-Z's company filed papers to trademark two names! Which, if we read between the lines — and we do — are most likely the names of their baby twins. The names submitted for trademarks to the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Monday are Rumi and Sir Carter. Sir Carter, everyone! I mean, sure, maybe these are names of future products they want to create — toothbrushes, luggage bags, private jets — but we're going to go with the rumor that these are the twins' official names.

Of course, no confirmation yet, but we'll keep you updated. BTW, Jay-Z totally tried to throw us off the scent with his 4:44 album, but pshh. We're too smart for that.

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Is it possible that Beyoncé has done something... lackluster? Could she and husband Jay-Z have made a decision so offbeat and unexpected that it sours people's opinions of them? Probably not, but the reported names of the littlest Carter additions, Beyoncé and Jay-Z's twins, are really dividing the Beyhive right now.

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Reports came out on Thursday that Beyoncé and Jay-Z might have named their twins Shawn (which is Jay's real first name) and Bea (pronounced "Bee," and presumably after Beyoncé). While the power couple has yet to release an official statement about the names of the twins or even confirm the sex of the twins (they'll do it when they're good and ready, people), those multiple sources seem convinced that the names are Shawn and Bea.

The possibility that Bey and Jay have named their twins after themselves has inspired some strong and mixed feelings among their fans. Some think that this move is inspired and a show of their own greatness. Why not give your children the names of already iconic humans, right? There are others, however, who feel that it's not exactly the kind of creativity they were hoping for from the Carters; their oldest daughter is named Blue Ivy, so the bar was set high.

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Fans have taken to Twitter to air their feelings about the names of the twins. I have to admit, these reactions are pretty great and, as it happens, they match my own mixed feelings about the twins' names.

Some were pretty stoked about the names Shawn and Bea, even going so far as to defend Beyoncé and Jay-Z about the possible name choices.

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Other fans were pretty annoyed or disappointed.

One Twitter user offered up her own ideas for names for the twins, which are admittedly a lot jazzier than Shawn and Bea.

Finally, one Twitter user put the kibosh on all the speculation so perfectly. I'll just let the tweet speak for itself.

A+ work, guys.

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