Welcome to Brooklyn!

81°F (27°C)  — Feels Like: 85°F  
Relative Humidity: 70%
Weather Details...

HOME —  History & Trivia —  Maps —  Street NamesPopulation DataBrooklyn Jobs — Wingate Field Concerts  — Neighborhoods  —  Zip Codes — Events Calendar


:
Question:
Did the Beckhams name their son Brooklyn because he was conceived there?


Answer:   Not precisely. Brooklyn Beckham, the son of Victoria and David Beckham (pop star and soccer star, respectively) was named Brooklyn because, as Victoria Beckham says in her autobiography,

"I had always liked the name Brooke and then we suddenly thought about Brooklyn. I'd always like it as a place - it's very multi-cultural, very grounded. And it was only afterward that I realized how appropriate it was because it was in New York that I found out I was pregnant and where David came after the World Cup."

And another famous Brooklyn, supermodel Brooklyn Decker says, "I'm named after a horse. My mom's best friend had a horse named Brooke, so my dad suggested 'Brooklyn' as a more formal version, and it just stuck." — Vanity Fair

In 2007, "Brooklyn" became the 43rd most popular name for babies at BabyCenter.com -- it is mostly used as a girl's name, as a contraction of "Brook" and "Lynne"




This question viewed 3415 times.

Return to category:
Brooklyn History and Trivia
PREVIOUS QUESTIONNEXT QUESTION

Next Question: Is Brooklyn part of Long Island?





Most Popular Questions:

Where are the Marcy Projects?

What is the postal Zip Code for Brooklyn, NY?

What is a "stash house" at 560 State Street?

How do you spell "forget about it", and
what does it mean?


How did the Brooklyn Dodgers get their name?

What county is Brooklyn in?

What ever happened to Ebinger's Bakery?

What is the origin of Brooklyn Day?

What stores are in the Atlantic Terminal mall?

How did Brooklyn get its name?

How long did it take to build the Brooklyn Bridge?

Where is the Kings County - Brooklyn - Criminal
Court building?


Is Brooklyn part of Long Island?

What is the telephone area code for Brooklyn?

How many people live in Brooklyn?

What is the nickname of Brooklyn? City of Rocks,
City of Churches, Monument City, or City of the
Strait


What is the major ethnicity living in Brooklyn?

How can I find out which Brooklyn police precinct
or Brooklyn public library branch is nearest to
me?



Ask a new question by using the "contact us" link at the bottom of this page.
We will answer questions of general-interest to our visitors, as time permits.







CONTACT US

SITE CONTENTS ©2014
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
DUPLICATION PROHIBITED

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE