Harper Seven – Beckham’s unusual name for the new baby
Posh and Becks named their new arrival Harper Seven after her delivery by Caesarean section in Los Angeles on Sunday.
The unusual name provoked lots of discussion, and David has given his version of how it was chosen in a video posted on his Facebook page.He said: “A lot of thought goes into our children’s names. And Harper was a name that we’ve loved for a long time for a couple of reasons.
“One of them is that Harper is an old English name which we love. And the other reason is that Victoria’s favourite book is To Kill a Mockingbird. The author was Harper Lee.
And Becks revealed there were more reasons for Harper’s surprising middle name than just his England and Manchester United shirt number.
He explained: “A lot of people have just assumed it’s my shirt number, which I wore for many years – and part of it is.
“I had so much luck around wearing that number wearing it for England and Manchester United. It was such an influential number throughout my career and a lucky number. But that wasn’t the main reason.
“The other reason was because it symbolises spiritual perfection. Seven wonders of the world. Seven colours of the rainbow.
“And in many cultures of the world it’s regarded as a lucky number. So we love the name. We love Harper Seven and are very proud of having her in our lives and in our family. It’s an amazing time.”
Harper joins David and Victoria’s three boys Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, eight, and Cruz, six.
And the clearly delighted new dad, 36, is enjoying his family’s expansion.
He said: “We love the name, we love Harper Seven, we’re very proud of having her in our lives, in our family, and it’s an amazing time for our family right now.”
The LA Galaxy ace, 36, said that having a girl in the family was “really incredible”.
He said: “We have three beautiful healthy boys already and are so lucky to have that. And now to have a beautiful girl, having a daughter is a whole new thing.
“Having pink and lilac in the house. You have to be lot more delicate with girls than with boys. I am not used to that so it’s a whole new experience but an amazing one.
“To have that little bundle of joy in your hands and her making her little noises and opening her eyes. It really is an incredible moment for us.”
Posh, 37, welcomed Harper into the world at 7.55am on Sunday.
Speaking on Twitter yesterday, Victoria said: “Baby Harper is the most beautiful baby girl I have ever seen, I have fallen in love all over again.
“We all feel so blessed and the boys love their baby sister so much.”