Wife, fashion designer and mother of two of the most celebrated superstars to ever grace the planet Ms Tina Knowles Lawson has recently revealed that her last name is also the very first name of her daughter, Beyonce!
Within the latest episode of “In My Head with Heather Thomson” Ms Tina shared the fun fact her maiden name is actually Beyoncé.
“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.”
She goes on to state that only three members of her family share the last name of Beyoncé and that due to a clerical error her brother and his children have the last name of Beyince.
“I think me and my brother Skip were the only two that had B-E-Y-O-N-C-E. 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.”
Ms Tina goes on to say, “And my mom’s reply to me was like, “ ‘That’s what they put on your birth certificate. “So I said, ‘Well, why didn’t you argue and make them correct it?’ ” she continued. She states that her mother replied,”I did one time. The first time, and I was told be happy that you’re getting a birth certificate because, at one time, Black people didn’t get birth certificates.”
Ms Tina concludes, “must’ve been horrible, not to even be able to have her children’s names spelled correctly.”
“So we all have different spellings,” she says. “People don’t even put the two together and know that’s the same name.”