The Beckham Baby Has Materialized, and Her Name is Harper Seven

Congratulations are in order for David and Victoria Beckham, who welcomed their first baby girl, Harper Seven Beckham, into the world today (July 10). “I am so proud and excited to announce the birth of our daughter Harper Seven Beckham,” David announced to his Facebook fans. “She weighed a healthy 7lbs 10oz and arrived at 7:55 this morning, here in L.A. Victoria is doing really well and her brothers are delighted to have a baby sister xx.”

In the realm of unusual names, Harper strikes me as disappointingly conservative, with its nod to the reclusive author of To Kill a Mockingbird. (Although Seven adds a lovely touch of “WTF?” to the proceedings.) Little Harper joins brothers Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz.

How do you feel about the name?

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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