Beyoncé got her name from a very special source.

Tina Knowles Lawson recently appeared on the “In My Head with Heather Thomson” podcast and revealed the origins of daughter Beyoncé’s name.

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“A lot of people don’t know that Beyoncé is my last name. It’s my maiden name,” Knowles explained. “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 added. “And 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? And you know it’s all these different spellings. And my mom’s reply to me and was that’s what they put on your birth certificate.”

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Knowles once made a fuss about the different spellings.

“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,” she shared. “Because at one time Black people didn’t get birth certificates.”