Rumi and Sir Carter’s Birthday Revealed — Plus, Why Is Rumi Named Rumi?
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Rumi and Sir Carter’s Birthday Revealed — Plus, Why Is Rumi Named Rumi?

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Remember those troubling days in which we knew nothing about Bey’s new babes? What did we ever do with ourselves?!

Now we’re learning everything about Sir and Rumi Carter — when they were born, which doctor-to-the-stars delivered them, and how Rumi got her names!

Copies of the birth certificates in hand, TMZ confirms Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed Sir and Rumi on June 13, 2017. (So they share a birthday with Chris Evans and with another set of famous twins: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.)

Plus, now we know the twins were born one right after another. Rumi came first, but she and her brother were both born at 5:13 a.m. that day.

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E! News reports that the twins’ big sis, Blue Ivy Carter, adores them and is helping mom care for them. But Bey and Jay are making sure to show their eldest a lot of attention — i.e., making sure Blue doesn’t feel blue.

Unlike their parents and sister, however, Rumi and Sir don’t have middle names.

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The man who ushered Sir and Rumi into the world, Dr. Paul Crane, has a long resumé of A-list baby deliveries, as TMZ reports.

The good doctor has also delivered Mason, Penelope, and Reign Disick; North and Saint West; and Dream Kardashian.

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Meanwhile, grandma Tina Knowles has confirmed Rumi was named after the 13th-century Persian poet, scholar, and mystic Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī — better known as Rumi — who’s the most popular poet in the United States, per BBC News.

Tina even excerpted one of her favorite Rumi quotes in a July 15 Instagram… or, at least, what she thought was a Rumi quote.

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“This is poetry by the 13th-century-poet Rumi,” Tina wrote, alongside a screenshot from the site Culture Evolution.

“It’s not only beautiful but logical,” she added. “Love number three.”

Unfortunately, #3 is a quote commonly misattributed to Rumi…

The quote in question: “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

Turns out, as Wikiquote tells us, that’s actually a sentence from Helen Schucman’s 1976 book A Course in Miracles.

Still, Tina’s right in one regard: It’s an inspirational excerpt.

“Sometimes we are the reason we can't find love!” she added. “We have to work on ourselves first to be whole.”

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Still, if that’s the inspiration, shouldn’t Bey and Jay have named their child Helen? Just sayin’...

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