Daughter, Harper Seven...
Poor sod. Stuck with a name like that. What were they thinking?
Or is it just me?
David Beckham's website was hacked and defaced on Sunday in an attack timed to coincide with the birth of his first daughter. Instead of the usual content about football and his celebrity friends, visitors to Golden Balls' website who showed up on Sunday were confronted with a picture of a dog attempting to eat a poster …
Harper, whilst unusual, doesn't sound too weird as a girl's name. But Seven? That actually raises some interesting questions - the practice of numbering children is an old one - the Romans were keen on 'Secundus' 'Tertia', 'Septimus', 'Octavia' and so on, and today you'll find many people in the Latin countries called Segundo and so on. In which case does 'Seven' suggest there are three little fitzBeckham's floating around that haven't been publicly acknowledged?
I wonder if those who hacked the site, on the day he had his fourth child, have managed to have children themselves, or even ever done anything that could bring about a baby?...
I think Beckham's life is good enough to not really be left devastated by the hacking of his website, any more than a typo creeping into the 2012 David Beckham calender.
All sorts of people make up names - or let their kids choose their own names. Here in the states it's usually folks from the trailer parks, the projects (government funded housing), hippies and celebs.
You don't have to be a celeb to give your kid a stupid name - there's nothing "special" about that unless you're using the word special in the pejorative (as in "Special Needs" - a.k.a. ESN or "rides the short bus")... in which case : )
I rather liked the New York naming scheme. I was just waiting for 'Hell's Kitchen' or 'Battery Park' to come along.
If I understand it correctly, the 'Harper' in the name is some magazine, one of those ones designed to make you feel ugly, while 'Seven' is a lucky number.
Poor girl. Still, with Posh Spice as a mother and David Beckham growing up in the make-believe world of la-la-land, I suppose her name is the least of her worries.
Final thought: I wonder if the names 'Harper One' to 'Harper Six' were already taken?
Has no one picked up on the seven shirt number? (I understand that 7 was Becks Shirt for Man u) to be fair Seven is a better name than Twenty Three!
As for the traditional naming practice, there was a place in California called Harper, its now Costa Mesa, which as above is a stupid name..
Yes Seven has multiple precedent both George Costanza & 7 of 9, as for Harper well there's Harper Lee although that is only a middle name (her first name is Nelle ). But my money is on Harper Finkle a character in the Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place. other than that All other notable Harpers have been male like Paul Simons' Son.
Anyway celebrities and silly children's names are really synonymous, it could have been so much worse.. but I bet they are really kicking themselves on the half past 7..