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Stylish spouses Victoria and David Beckham welcomed their fourth child and first daughter, Harper Seven, on Sunday at 7:55 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to People. The couple, already parents to three sons Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, 8½, and Cruz, 6½, at long last have a (7-pound, 10-ounce) baby girl as part of their entourage.
The Beckhams have made big news with their baby names over the years, pretty much single-handedly ushering in the now ubiquitous "place-name" trend. All the Saharas, Aspens, Montanas and Houston's of the world owe the Beckhams a debt. (This creativity is especially impressive because boys' names are so hard!)
And we love Mama Beckham's choice of Harper for her baby girl, too -- something about it sounds androgenous (even though it's used just as commonly for girls these days). Its been popular with other Hollywood types recently, also: Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka named their twin daughter Harper Grace, rock star Dave Grohl’s 2-year-old is named Harper Willow, and actors Tiffani Thiessen and actor Patrick Brady Smith’s 1-year-old is named Harper Renn. According to People, Posh has always loved the old English name (and finally had a girl to bequeath it to).
As for Seven, we're a bit, um, undecided. Sure it's a famously lucky number and an old jersey number of her proud papa's, so we love it for how personal and original it is. (The design duo Cortney and Robert Novogratz named one of their twins a number name -- Five -- but that didn't exactly start any huge naming trends.) But on the other hand, as out there as it is, it's also a bit common -- as strange as that sounds. That kid will hear her middle name everywhere -- from math class to the subway, to the line at the deli counter. At least they've made it a little less confusing for her by giving it to her as a middle name. Overall, we give the Beckham's choice a solid, very respectable, B+. What do you think of the name?