Beyoncé is undoubtedly one of the biggest entertainers in the industry whose name is recognized around the world. The singer got her start as a member of the now-disbanded music group called Destiny’s Child when she was just a teenager.
Even when she was part of the band, Beyoncé stood out from the rest of her bandmates with her impressive vocals and dance moves. So it is no surprise that she was the only one who managed to forge a path in the music industry as one of the most successful female solo artists.
But it’s not just her music that has helped her stand out, her unique name has also contributed to her charm. Most music artists go by stage names that are completely different from their birthnames but for the ‘Lemonade’ singer, Beyoncé was her birth name, chosen by her mother Tina Knowles-Lawson, who later revealed the inspiration behind it.
Despite her massive success, Beyoncé largely remains out of the public eye, spending more time with her family and working behind the scenes on her business ventures. The singer is known for being kind and humble, a virtue she owes to her upbringing.
Her mother Tina Knowles-Lawson recently appeared on a podcast called In My Head with Heather Thomson, where she revealed her close-knit relationship with her daughter.
The philanthropist also revealed another interesting fact that most fans were surprised to hear. She said that Tina is simply a moniker she uses for her career because it’s an easier name to remember. In reality, she was born as Celestine Beyoncé, a name that was quite bizarre and uncommon back in the day.
Knowles-Lawson said that she was embarrassed by her name when she was younger and wished she went by a more popular moniker such as Lina or Tina, both of which were considered cool names in the 80s.
Knowles-Lawson revealed that Beyoncé was not originally her family name because her brother’s last name is spelled as ‘Beyince’ but the doctor made a mistake in spelling her name on the birth certificate, given birth to the popular name that we know today.
Knowles-Lawson said that her mother was unable to get her name changed on the birth certificate, and every time she would complain about it, her mother would tell her to be thankful that at least she had a birth certificate, which was quite uncommon for black people back in the day.