July 20th, 2011
05:43 PM ET
Not only are we constantly talking about the, er, creative names celebrities come up with, but these monikers can apparently also help out book sales.
According to Amazon.co.uk, the website's sales of "To Kill a Mockingbird" more than doubled after David Beckham revealed that their chosen baby name of Harper for their daughter was partly inspired by the book's author, Harper Lee.
"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," Beckham says on his Facebook page, according to the Daily Mail. "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.'"
As a result, the Amazon's U.K. site has seen a 123 percent increase in sales, with "To Kill a Mockingbird," first published in 1960, rising to No. 38 on the best-sellers chart, according to a statement from the e-retailer. (At the time of this post, the Pulitzer Prize winning novel was at No. 23 on the list.)
If only a celebrity had named their baby Borders...
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