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Posh's favourite author behind baby's name

entertainment Updated: Jul 16, 2011 23:36 IST
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English footballer David Beckham has revealed the reason behind his new born baby girl, Harper Seven's name, saying that she has been named after his wife Victoria’s favourite author.

Becks, 36, said they had named their daughter after Harper Lee, who is the author of Posh's favourite book To Kill A Mockingbird.

In a series of videos posted on his official Facebook page, the LA Galaxy player spoke about his joy of becoming a father for the fourth time.

Dismissing speculation they named Harper Seven off a character from Disney TV show Wizards Of Waverly Place or Harper's Bazaar magazine, Becks said the name had a literary meaning to it.

“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,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.

“One reason is Harper's an old English name which we loved and one of the other reasons was Victoria’s favourite book is To Kill A Mockingbird and the author was Harper Lee.

“It’s a very strong, passionate book. That’s where Harper came from,” he said.

The footballer went on to admit his former shirt number 7 while he played for Manchester United and England had also played a strong part in them choosing Seven as a middle name.

“And then Seven you know, a lot of people have assumed its just because of my shirt number that I wore for many years and part of it is because I had so much luck around wearing that number, wearing it for England, wearing it for Manchester United,” he explained.

“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 was because it symbolises spiritual perfection, the Seven Wonders Of The World, seven colours of the rainbow and in many cultures around the world it’s regarded as a lucky number. So we love the name, we love Harper Seven. We’re very proud of having her in our lives and in our family and it’s an amazing time for our family right now,” he added.