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No Independence Day Baby for Victoria and David Beckham

No Independence Day Baby for Victoria and David Beckham
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The rumors were as spectacular as tonight’s Macy's 4th of July Fireworks display!

Ever since Victoria Beckham announced that she and hubby David Beckham are expecting their first daughter in early July, the buzz was that Baby Girl Beckham was scheduled to arrive on July 4th -- the couple’s 12th anniversary. Taking things a step further, there was talk that the Independence Day baby would get a very American name in tribute to the British couple adopted homeland. Then, earlier today, there were even reports that the baby had arrived -- with all the details down to her weight (5lbs., 8oz.).

But all the rumors were… duds.

“Contrary to certain reports, David and Victoria Beckham's baby is not due today and that was never the case,” David’s publicist, Simon Oliveira, tweeted earlier. Then a spokesperson for the couple chimed in, saying, “The rumors are rubbish, Victoria has not had the baby but she will be giving birth soon.”

So it’s unlikely that Victoria and David Beckham will have a little girl named America, Liberty, Justice, Freedom or any of the names appearing on the patriotic baby names lists. (See also Patriotic Celebrity Baby Names.) However, we wouldn’t completely rule out America -- in tribute to the country that the Beckhams have called home since David joined the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007 -- because they did give their eldest son an American place name: Brooklyn!

Regardless, there’s a large chance that the name they do give to this little girl is going to give the name a boost. As we discussed in our post What Will The Beckhams Name Baby No. 4?, the names of their kids Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz have all seen substantial increases in popularity since entering the spotlight as a celebrity baby names. Though in the case of Brooklyn, it’s the female version of the name which has been on the rise and it currently sits at No. 34.

So while we wait a little bit longer for Baby Girl Beckham -- and the unveiling of her posh name -- we’ll leave you with these Name Candy posts discussing all things bébé Becks:

And here's what David had to say over the weekend about the baby's arrival. "We're really excited. You know, it's a whole new different thing for us. To have so much pink in the house, lilac in the house, and dresses... All the clothes [are] ready, the room's ready, so we're all ready for it and all excited."

Talk Back: Do you think the name David and Victoria pick will somehow honor the United States? How about paying tribute to their native England? Don't think it will be a place name at all? Speculate below.



July 4, 2011 10:37 PM
By Kenya (not verified)

I doubt they'll use an 'America' name for the purpose of the 4th of July, but I could see them using one of those names solely because it fit. I think Liberty would be very cute with Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz. Think of it- Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Liberty! How adorable!

July 5, 2011 11:54 AM
By Em (not verified)

Doesn't Victoria's sister have a daughter called Liberty though? I can't imagine her choosing the name of her niece!

I'm still thinking it'll be musical. Cadence or Sonnet perhaps.... Cadence Beckham has a nice ring to it!

July 6, 2011 9:30 AM
By elleireland (not verified)

Yep, Liberty is cute and has a great nn (Libby). I also love the old famous American ladies -- Betsy (for Betsy Ross), Abigail (for Abigail Adams), or if those are too ordinary, how about Georgianna - for G. Washington? But I think they'll go with a twist on an English classic. I could see Sierra, or Arabella, or Cecilia, or Genevieve.

October 18, 2011 8:38 PM
By cater (not verified)

"While America celebrates Independence Day it was thought that the Beckhams would be welcoming their baby girl into the world. But despite claims that Victoria Beckham had already given birth, MailOnline can confirm that the Beckhams are not expecting their daughter until next week. A spokesperson for the Beckhams told MailOnline: ‘The rumours are rubbish, Victoria has not had the baby but she will be giving birth soon.’ It was widely reported that the 37-year-old fashion designer had booked into an L.A. hospital to undergo a Caesarean section on the Fourth of July holiday.tim viec nhanh
But today David’s publicist, Simon Oliveira revealed on Twitter that the couple were never expecting their baby on the American holiday. He tweeted: ‘Contrary to certain reports, David and Victoria Beckham’s baby is not due today and that was never the case….’ However it appears the couple’s fans were over eager and took to Twitter with rumours circulated that Victoria had given birth to a girl with details even claiming the weight and name of the baby to be 5lbs 8oz and Felicity Beckham. However the rumours were simply a false alarm and a spokesperson has told MailOnline that the Beckhams are expecting their daughter next week. In May a spokesperson for Mrs Beckham told MailOnline: ‘It is no secret that Victoria will be having her baby in the U.S. – we will not be confirming the date although early July is correct.’"

March 21, 2012 11:33 PM
By Doug Courtwright (not verified)

In May a spokesperson for Mrs Beckham told MailOnline: 'It is no secret that Victoria will be having her baby in the U.S. - we will not be confirming the date although early July is correct.’But at a press conference for his LA Galaxy team at the weekend David had seemed to suggest that their baby girl would be arriving today and said: ‘We got married on the Fourth of July, 12 years ago, Monday, so it's a special day for us, it always has been and always will be.’

April 4, 2012 5:22 AM
By wilson (not verified)

It is hard to realize that other countries do not also celebrate this great day, Independence Day Status the day we declared our independence from Great Britain. Of course, many other countries do celebrate Independence Days..

August 1, 2013 10:56 PM
By Genie (not verified)

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