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Harper - girl or boy?

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Snoutthematter Wed 25-Dec-13 19:15:55

Would you say Harper is more girls or boys name?

If we DO have a girl and call it Harper, will there always be the association with the Beckhams?

EnglishGirlAbroad Wed 25-Dec-13 19:17:36

Definitely a girl.
We know a Harper and although yes when she was first born there were the obvious Beckham remarks but she's 1 now and all that is forgotten. She's a gorgeous little cutie!

SantanaLopez Wed 25-Dec-13 19:19:02


Unfortunately Beckham-ised now, yes.

Northumberlandlass Wed 25-Dec-13 19:19:33

Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird

If you asked DS he would say Wizards of Waverly Place

ThurlHoHoHow Wed 25-Dec-13 19:41:50

Girl. Lovely name though.

Bowlersarm Wed 25-Dec-13 19:44:48


Harper Lee, To Kill A Mocking Bird.

And clearly Harper Beckham.

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 25-Dec-13 19:51:44

Girl. I think of Harper(character) from er not the beckhams smile

NoSquirrels Wed 25-Dec-13 20:05:01

I know one, and he's a boy!

But I would say it's a girl's name. Apparently it is traditionally an English boy's name, but Harper Lee made it popular as a girl's name. And the Beckhams, of course!

HermioneWeasley Wed 25-Dec-13 20:07:34

Had only ever heard of Harper Lee pre Beckhams.

I used to like it, but would be put off using it now because of the Beckham association.

ToffeeJungle Wed 25-Dec-13 20:10:29

Girls name.
Only know of Harper Lee and now obviously Harper Beckham.
Not keen on it really.

Beachballfamily Wed 25-Dec-13 21:13:08

We live in the US where it is increasingly popular for girls (don't know any male harpers) and there is zero Beckham association. It's a big world out there - even in the UK, not everyone knows what celebrities' kids are called. I love it.

natandmat Wed 25-Dec-13 23:54:20

It's my daughters name so I would definitely say girl!

I would like to point out she is 4 so pre Beckham!

HyvaPaiva Wed 25-Dec-13 23:55:54

Surname to me, sorry.

DramaAlpaca Wed 25-Dec-13 23:57:50

Surname to me as well. Not nice as a first name.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 26-Dec-13 00:02:55


I'd think Harper Lee first.

ShrekTheHalls Thu 26-Dec-13 00:03:30

neiher. it's a surname.

ShrekTheHalls Thu 26-Dec-13 00:03:58

neither (sorry typo)

Breezy1985 Thu 26-Dec-13 00:06:10

Girls. I know a gorgeous little Harper, she's 1. Few comments at first about the Beckhams but none now.

Annakin31 Fri 27-Dec-13 08:56:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

moominleigh94 Fri 27-Dec-13 10:44:24

I'd think Harper Lee first. I love it and it would be on my girl list if not for the Beckham association - I don't mind the Beckhams but I don't want people thinking I took my name idea from them rather than Harper Lee, which is the true inspiration.

diddl Fri 27-Dec-13 12:16:36

Surname also.

Wasn't Harper Lee's name Nelle HL?

Which tbh sounds like Nelle plus two surnames.

Mrsfrumble Thu 02-Jan-14 18:08:33

Paul Simon's son is called Harper. I like it for either.

And yes, Harper wasn't Harper Lee's real first name.

pumpkinsweetie Thu 02-Jan-14 18:11:46

Don't like it, it sounds like a surname imho

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