Tina Knowles-Lawson Explains Where The Name ‘Beyoncé’ Came From

Published: Friday 18th Sep 2020 by Ryan

Beyoncé did indeed get it from her mama.

Tina Knowles-Lawson dropped some stunning information as to where the superstar’s famous moniker came from on Heather Thompson‘s podcast, ‘In My Head With Heather Thomson.’ 

Her words below:

“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.”

The matriarch went on to reveal that she’s just one of a few people in her family with the last name due to an apparent clerical error on a number of birth certificates.

“I think me and my brother Skip were the only two that had B-E-Y-O-N-C-E. 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.'”

Knowles-Lawson recently appeared in Queen Bey’s ‘Black Is King,’ where she appeared alongside Kelly Rowland and Naomi Campbell among others in ‘Brown Skin Girl.’ 

Listen to the famous mom spill the details about her name below:

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  1. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(da one & only) September 18, 2020

    Thanks to her mama’s beautiful gene 🧬 And that makes Beyoncé a Queen.

    • Flopyonce September 18, 2020

      Too bad the same can’t be said for Blu Ivy and co

    • marilyn monh-O-E🍭(da one & only) September 18, 2020

      Cry about it ho. I ain’t goin nowhere. Find a new account.

      • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(da one & only) September 18, 2020

        Bye bish. I will keep using this account. This is mine sh#t. GTFO!

  2. KRow September 18, 2020

    She explained this like 20 years ago. I thought it was common knowledge at this point.

    • Paulo September 18, 2020


  3. Flopyonce September 18, 2020

    Chile is this 2004? No one cares about Yonce in 2020.

  4. Itdontmatter September 18, 2020

    Who is supplied by this story! She explained this in 2002 when b first went solo! Old ass news!

  5. J September 18, 2020

    That’s an incredible story but unfortunately happened a lot it seems like back in the day. My dad’s name is Hebrew and it’s misspelled on his birth certificate lol. I would have never thought that was the backstory though! So interesting!

  6. Rere September 18, 2020

    Who cares. They act like this woman is GOD

  7. Okay! September 19, 2020

    Must be nice to hug, touch, talk and love on you mom! It’s been 5 years since my mom died! Anyway, good story. Remember to be kind to each other; Life is short!🙏🏾💆🏽‍♀️👏🏽😘

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