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Revealed: Why David Beckham chose Harper Seven as daughter's name

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Soccer superstar David Beckham has spoken for the first time about the reasons behind his newborn daughter's name Harper Seven.

David and Victoria Beckham recently welcomed their fourth child into the world
David and Victoria Beckham recently welcomed their fourth child into the world

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Wife Victoria gave birth to Harper in Los Angeles in the early hours of last Sunday.

And the couple has caused eye-rolling at the registrar's office by naming their newborn daughter Harper Seven.

But where did the Beckhams get their baby name inspiration?

"A lot of thought goes into our children's names and Harper is a name that we've loved for a long time for a couple of reasons," Beckham explained in a video on his Facebook page.

"One of them is that Harper is an old English name. The other reason is that Victoria's favourite book is To Kill a Mockingbird and the author is Harper Lee.

"It's a very strong, passionate book. That's where Harper came from."

As for her unusual middle name, Beckham confessed that Seven is partly inspired by the shirt number he wore during his prime as a top performer for both England and Manchester United.

The 36-year-old added: "A lot of people have assumed that it's just because it was my shirt number that I wore for many years, and part of it is.

"I had so much luck around wearing that number, wearing it for England, wearing it for Manchester United - it was such an influential number throughout my career, and a lucky number, but that wasn't the main reason.

"The other reasons behind Seven were because it symbolizes spiritual perfection, seven wonders of the world, seven colors of the rainbow and in many cultures around the world, it's regarded as a lucky number.

"We love the name. We love Harper Seven."

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