Monday, July 11, 2011
Victoria, gave birth to their fourth child
Yesterday David Beckham told 12 million of his closest Facebook fans that his wife, Victoria, gave birth to their fourth child (and first daughter), Harper Seven Beckham. He wrote, "I am so proud and excited to announce the birth of our daughter Harper Seven Beckham. She weighed a healthy 7lbs 10oz and arrived at 7.55 this morning, here in LA. Victoria is doing really well and her brothers are delighted to have a baby sister xx." Beckham's post received more than 10,000 comments on Facebook, mostly wishing the couple congrats. "Harper Seven" trended on Twitter thanks to the thousands of tweets about the birth, from fans and celebrity friends alike. Victoria Beckham's fellow Spice Girl Mel B. (aka Scary Spice), who is expecting her third child, tweeted, "congrats!!! Yipeee another spice baby is born, damn it wish it was me this AM cos I feel like I'm about to POP!" Baby Spice Emma Bunton wrote, "Big kiss to @victoriabeckham can't wait to meet your gorgeous little girl!" But many tweets about the Beckham baby have mostly made fun of the name. Many link the middle name to David's jersey number when he played soccer in England. Others said the name was just another example of odd celebrity baby names. Seven joins the ranks of Jermaine Jackson's son Jermajesty, Mariah Carey's son Morocco, and of course Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter, Apple. Believe it or not, Harper Seven Beckham is not even the world's first celebrity Seven. In 1997, singer Erykah Badu named her son Seven. In addition to poking fun at the name, tweeters also wrote about the Seinfeld episode in which George talks about wanting to name his child Seven.