Tina Knowles-Lawson: Beyoncé Is Her Maiden Name

Tina Knowles-Lawson: Beyoncé Is Her Maiden Name

Tina Knowles-Lawson is opening up about the origin of Beyoncé’s name.

The fashion designer and businesswoman, 66, spoke about the unique moniker during Tuesday’s inaugural episode of In My Head with Heather Thomson podcast. Read on for more on Tina Knowles-Lawson maiden name, Beyoncé…


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CelebnMusic247.com reports that Tina Knowles-Lawson shared that “Beyoncé” is actually her maiden name even though it’s now a handle widely thanks to her daughter’s fame.

Tina Knowles-Lawson said:

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, who is also mom to singer Solange, went on to say that only several people in her family have the “Beyoncé” last name.  Knowles-Lawson goes on to say, that her brother and his children have “Beyincé” as their surname due to a clerical error.

Tina explains why some family members spell the name differently.

She said:

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.’ And my mom’s reply to me was like, ‘That’s what they put on your birth certificate.

Knowles-Lawson said:

So I said, ‘Well, why didn’t you argue and make them correct it?’ And she said, ‘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.

Knowles-Lawson added that it “must’ve been horrible” for her own mother to “not to even be able to have her children’s names spelled correctly.”

The House of Deréon founder concludes:

So we all have different spellings…People don’t even put the two together and know that’s the same name.


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