While Obama's accidental revelation regarding the sexes of Beyoncé and Jay-Z's twins turned out to be false, there's yet another rumor circulating the Carter family. Following reports confirming the birth of the twins on Saturday, June 17, sources claim that the power couple has named their new son and daughter Shawn and Bea.
Obviously, the names give a nod to Beyoncé and Jay-Z themselves; Jay-Z's birth name is Shawn Corey Carter, while Bea is one of Beyoncé's many nicknames. If these rumors are in fact true, then the Carter family now includes Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Blue, Shawn, and Bea.
But as Refinery29 points out, these names could very well be rumors manufactured by impatient fans; after all, the family has yet to formally confirm the birth of their newborn babies in the first place. What's more, the singer tends to reveal important news exactly how and when she wants to: take her MTV Movie Awards performance turned live pregnancy announcement, her surprise visual album drop for Lemonade, and her carefully curated Instagram pregnancy announcement for the twins.
While the public's opinion of the twins' names will clearly matter very little to the parents, Twitter isn't exactly sure how they feel about the rumors. Some feel that "Shawn" doesn't quite fit in with the rest of the lineup, while others believe that both of the names pale in comparison to Blue Ivy.
Do you think Shawn and Bea are the official names of the couples' twins? If so, what are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments.