David Beckham Explains Newborn’s Middle Name
First Published: July 15, 2011 4:07 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- David Beckham said it isn’t just his former jersey number that inspired his newborn daughter’s middle name.
“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,” David said of Harper Seven Beckham in a video clip posted on his Facebook page. “Part of it is because 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,” he added. “We love the name. We love Harper Seven.”
As for her first name, Harper, David said that came from Harper being both an “old English name” the couple loved and because Victoria Beckham’s favorite book, “To Kill A Mocking Bird” was penned by Harper Lee.
“We’re very proud of having her in our lives and our family,” David added of the newborn, who was born just last week. “It’s an amazing time for our family right now.”
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