Where will the Beckhams sit at the royal reception? Inquiring minds...

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?

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.