Beyoncé Introduces Twins on Instagram

Luisa Zargani

BIRTHDAY POST: Beyoncé has posted the first photo of her newborn twins, and while it’s bound to break another Instagram record — it’s also left a trail of question marks.

The post marks one month since the twins’ birth, and reveals the babies’ names — Sir Carter and Rumi. The proud mom looks straight into the camera, while the newborns sleep, basking in the sun.

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In typical fashion, Beyoncé poses in a garden – this time with a view of the ocean. Styled by Zerina Akers, she is dressed in a Palomo Spain lilac, red and azure floral gown that leaves her legs exposed and she is wearing a long, azure veil, as she embraces the babies.

In four hours, the post had already notched almost 3.8 million likes.

The organza gown, part of the “Boy Walks in an Exotic Forest” collection, was made in the brand’s atelier in Posadas, the small village where Alejandro Gómez Palomo was born and still lives and works.

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The designer shared Beyoncé’s shot on his Instagram profile writing: “Never stop dreaming🌸 Congratulations @beyonce for such beautiful babies🌺 I’m so proud ❤.”

The name Sir Carter puzzled some fans since the babies’ surname is Carter. Their father, Jay Z, is Shawn Corey Carter. So, is the birth name Sir? Or Sir Carter? The latter would mean the little boy’s full name is Sir Carter Carter. Hmmm.

One follower took Beyoncé at her word, pointing out that the singer “specifically put Sir Carter and Rumi and not Sir and Rumi Carter.”


Beyoncé revealed her second pregnancy in February and showed off her baby bump wearing a maroon bra and periwinkle underwear and a green veil. She was surrounded by flowers and kneeling in a garden.

The artist sent messages through social media throughout her pregnancy, sharing stylized shots of her growing bump and images from her baby shower.

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The “Formation” songstress and Jay Z are also parents to Blue Ivy. That pregnancy was famously announced when Beyoncé performed her belt-heavy hit “Love on Top” at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.