Frankly I am astounded, gobsmacked, amazed and ever-so-slightly put out that they have chosen what, imo, is actually quite a cool, irreverent, knowing name - one I would actually have considered myself had I had a girl. Astounding.
Are we talking about the name Harper? Isnt it an American trend? Surely no-one in England would be stupid enough to give their child a surname for a christian name? Comes on the tail of Hunter and Taylor! I mean honestly.......
After 2 boys, I wanted a very girly name for dd when she came along 10 weeks ago. Turns out the name we chos was originally a boys name but this was many, many years ago and is now very much a girl's name.
I think it's highly probable that at least one of the Beckhams have read To Kill a Mockingbird, which is one of the most read books on the planet and widely used in education. Maybe Brooklyn has read it at school?
Umm, do you know who these people are? This is the man who once said "We're going to get our baby Christened, we just haven't decided in which religion yet" and Victoria once said "I've never actually finished a book", which in my head means "I've never actually read a (what do you call that thing thats like a magazine but where you can't read the pictures?) book". I'm sorry if that sounds like intellectual snobbery but I think it's fair to say its pretty close to the mark!
Nightstar - worst part of that quote, at that point, David Beckham had a book out. If my DH had a book published, I'd definitely read it.
Apparently the boys did suggest the name and Posh & Becks like it.
I do think there seems to be a bit of a move away from 'little girl' names, I have a few friends pregnant now who are trying to find 'strong' names that would be good for a business woman, not a toddler I think this is a good development, I find it hard to imagine a Lola or a Maisie (both names of friends' DDs) as a CFO of a FTSE100 company or the senior partner in a magic circle law firm.
Woman in business find it hard enough to be taken seriously without being saddled with a 'cutesy' name.
haven't read the article but tbh yeah i think the Amelias, Isabellas, Eloises, Lucias etc are on the way out.
But there's a middle ground. I think slightly less frilly names will be fashionable now. Juliet, Catherine, Jane, Rachel........... that kind of vibe more than any of those particular names as I don't have a crystal ball.
But Harper is not what I see coming next.............. betcha any money i'm more of a name nerd than the person who wrote the article too.