Royal Baby: David Beckham Shares His Name Suggestion

6:32 AM PST 07/15/2013 by Georg Szalai
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Prince William and David Beckham

The British soccer star, who has four children, also predicts that Kate Middleton and Prince William are "going to be amazing parents."

LONDON -- Soccer star David Beckham has chimed in on the debate about possible names for Kate Middleton and Prince William's baby, who is expected to be born in the coming days.

"David's not bad" for a boy, the 38-year-old British athlete, who has four children with wife Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham, joked in an interview with Sky News, the U.K. news network that is part of pay TV giant BSkyB in which Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox owns a 39 percent stake. "I think they should go for David," he added with a smile.

The Beckhams' own children have more unusual names. Their sons are called Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James and Cruz David. Their daughter is Harper Seven.

Beckham, who is also an ambassador for Sky Sports and is currently starring in a new TV commercial for the BSkyB sports service, also predicted that the two royals are "going to be amazing parents, because they are so loving toward children."

"William has been in all of our lives for so many years," he told Sky News. "We have seen William grow from that young boy into an unbelievable gentleman. That's an amazing quality. And that as a father is so important."

Beckham ended his soccer career earlier this year after a stint at French club Paris Saint-Germain.

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