Popular celeb, Tina Knowles-Lawson has come out to open up about the origin of her daughter Beyoncé’s name.
She had her say during Tuesday’s inaugural episode of In My Head with Heather Thomson podcast.
According to her, Beyoncé is actually her maiden name even though it’s now widely associated with her famous daughter.
She added that her name was Celestine Beyoncé, which at that time was not a cool thing since she felt it was quite weird.
Her words, “A lot of people don’t know that Beyoncé is my last name. It’s my maiden name. My name was Celestine Beyoncé, which at that time was not a cool thing to have that weird name. I wanted my name to be Linda Smith because those were the cool names.”
“I think me and my brother Skip were the only two that had B-E-Y-O-N-C-E,” she said, before explaining why some family members spell the name differently.
“It’s interesting — and it shows you the times — because we asked my mother when I was grown. I was like, ‘Why is my brother’s name spelled B-E-Y-I-N-C-E? You know, it’s all these different spellings,’”
“And my mom’s reply to me was like, ‘That’s what they put on your birth certificate.’ ”