David and Victoria Beckham Spur “To Kill A Mocking Bird” Sales By Naming Daughter Harper

Last week David Beckham and wife Victoria Beckham named their newborn daughter Harper Seven Beckham and revealed her to the world and now the little girls name has caused a surge in sales of the novel To Kill A Mocking Bird.

The Beckhams announced that Harper was named after the books author Harper Lee, a favorite of Victoria Beckham and then Amazon saw a 123% jump in the number of books sold.

The video message said:

“A lot of thought goes into our children’s names and Harper was a name that we’ve loved for a long time for a couple of reasons,” while adding, “One reason is Harper’s an old English name which we loved and one of the other reasons was Victoria’s favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird and the author was Harper Lee. It’s a very strong, passionate book. That’s where Harper came from.”

You may recall that back in 2005 Beckham told The Guardian:

“I haven’t read a book in my life…I don’t have the time. I prefer listening to music, although I do love fashion magazines.”

Someone should inform her that To Kill A Mocking Bird is a book.