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David beckham - "you have to be a lot more delicate with girls" - what a tool.

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Moulesfrites Sat 16-Jul-11 07:48:39

link here,

www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2015267/David-Beckham-reveals-reason-baby-Harper-Sevens-Harper-Lee.html

Eh? I thought being delicate was a good idea with all babies, because they're babies?

TheRealMBJ Sat 16-Jul-11 08:12:13

Hahaha shah grin. He's an idiot, (particularly if you consider the fact that biologically boys are weaker than girls. Male refuses are more likely to die in utero and make infants and under-fives have a higher mortality than females)

NormanTebbit Sat 16-Jul-11 08:15:49

Oh give him a break, he's got alot todeal with in that pretty little head of his, kicking a ball around and coping with a girlfor the first time hmm

CQrrrneee Sat 16-Jul-11 08:16:56

Would you like every comment that you've made about your children to be bitched about?

StayFrosty Sat 16-Jul-11 08:17:21

She's what, 3 days old? And already they're parenting her differently? hmm

Mind you, he's not known for his vast intellect is he?

bytheMoonlight Sat 16-Jul-11 08:18:06

She's going to have to be pretty tough to live with a name like that.

Imagine when she is older and she googles details of her birth and she sees all the horrible comments made by the press re. her name.

He should have thought about being delicate when he named her

CrapolaDeVille Sat 16-Jul-11 08:21:50

For God's sake, he's just been blessed with a daughter. Give him a break. And as boys are born with 30% more muscle, he may well be right.

And did anyone really expect those pretty gender stereotyped parents to think anything else?

StayFrosty Sat 16-Jul-11 08:25:16

I don't think her name's that bad tbh. Isn't harper a fairly normal thing to be called in america?

And lol at you saying she'll be upset at criticism of her name on the internet. While, er, criticising her name on the internet grin

DuelingFanjo Sat 16-Jul-11 08:28:20

the press will be all over that kid, commenting on what she wears and what she looks like sad

bytheMoonlight Sat 16-Jul-11 08:33:52

Yes I think she will be upset.

That fact doesn't mean I cannot comment on her name hmm My point wasn't that people shouldn't comment, it was they should have picked a name less likely to make negative comments. The overall tone of my post laid the responsibility for the child at the parents door.

I'm not sure frosty why that would make you physically laugh aloud?

StayFrosty Sat 16-Jul-11 08:37:47

Well whether her name is worthy of negative comments is a matter of opinion surely? And it made me laugh that you sound fairly sanctimonious about the poor child with the awful name while unable to resist thetemptation to stick the boot in yourself. People are often unintentionally funjy, this is one of those times. HTH smile

doggiesayswoof Sat 16-Jul-11 08:40:46

he is a tool yes. i won't read the linked article tho cos it's DM

Moonlight I'm not sure about your logic there tbh. Harper's not that out there as a name.

StayFrosty Sat 16-Jul-11 08:40:49

Whatever they called her someone would have slated it. Have you seen the baby names topic on here? Names are either boring, done to death, or too way ou and wacky. There is no 'name less likely to attract negative comments'. Anyway, they called her the name they liked best surely? As is their right to.

NormanTebbit Sat 16-Jul-11 08:41:47

I quite like Harper. Makes me think of Harper Lee.

bytheMoonlight Sat 16-Jul-11 08:43:46

I am pleased that I not only amused you but made you laugh out loud - quite a feat from a three sentance post. I obv. have hidden talents. smile

So I can just clear up that you think I should critise the choice of name without actually critising the name? hmm Confused you will be!

doggiesayswoof Sat 16-Jul-11 08:44:45

yy Frosty. It's an odd idea, that parents should choose a name that's safe & dull just because they are famous, in case adults chatting on the interwebs can't control their bile.

bytheMoonlight Sat 16-Jul-11 08:45:32

There is no 'name less likely to attract negative comments'. - well there is a statement designed to make the reader LOL!

I will leave you to your obv. delruirum Frosy

StayFrosty Sat 16-Jul-11 08:47:02

I am glad you're pleased moonlight, is it time for your lie down yet?

bytheMoonlight Sat 16-Jul-11 08:49:38

No I am still chuckling at the thought that the name Adolf would attract the same level of critisicm as jack grin grin grin

AwesomePan Sat 16-Jul-11 08:52:01

Norm - did you read the article? The author was the inspiration.

Well, isn't this thread pretty petty? DB states he recognises boys are a bit rougher etc usually than girls. Gets moaned at for it, by people who have nothing to do with him or his family. Excellent.

StayFrosty Sat 16-Jul-11 08:52:21

Have i missed something? They've called her adolf? Are you alright?

bytheMoonlight Sat 16-Jul-11 08:56:22

Oh dear Frosty, can you not remember what points you have made? How do you stand a chance of backing them up if you cannot even remember? It's good to know how strongly you believe in them that you cannot wven remember them 2 posts later"

I applied your logic of no 'name less likely to attract negative comments' to the names of Adolf and Jack. Can you see what I did there? I made the assumption that your point would apply to all names not just the names on this thread.

doggiesayswoof Sat 16-Jul-11 08:59:19

Pan I am always on the lookout for evidence to back up my 'David Beckham is a tool' hypothesis but I shouldn't really be commenting since I've not read the article.

It's a petty example, but it does pain me that girls and boys are parented differently from the word go. This sort of unthinking nonsense from a v famous person just reinforces the stereotypes.

EricNorthmansMistressOfPotions Sat 16-Jul-11 09:01:47

I thought that as well OP. All newborns are delicate FGS. They are already pigeonholing her as different and weaker than their boys. Whoever said boys are born with 30% more muscle - does that mean you slung your newborn boys around like a sack of spuds? hmm because I remember mine feeling pretty delicate, myself.

doggiesayswoof Sat 16-Jul-11 09:01:52

yes Moonlight but if they had called one of their kids Jack people would still have found something to criticise.

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