David Beckham Explains Daughter Harper Seven's Name

Celebrity Moms Jul. 16, 2011 AT 4:36PM
David Beckham Explains Daughter Harper Seven's Name Credit: Mark Sullivan/WireImage

Harper Seven Beckham's name symbolizes more than just her dad's soccer jersey number.

In a video posted Friday on his Facebook page, David Beckham explains the significance of his and wife Victoria's newborn daughter's unique moniker.

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"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," the 36-year-old father of four says. In addition to Harper Seven, born July 10, the Beckhams have three sons: Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, 8, and Cruz, 6. "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."

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So what was? "It symbolizes spiritual perfection, Seven Wonders of the World, seven colors of the rainbow, and in so many cultures around the world, it's regarded as a lucky number," he explained. "We love the name. We love Harper Seven." 

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Their daughter's first name, Harper, was a beloved "old English name," he explained. Also, Victoria's favorite book, the classic American novel To Kill a Mockingbird, was written by author Harper Lee.

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