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Spice Girl Victoria Beckham didn't like the name 'Posh'

Julia Hunt
·Contributor
·2-min read
The Spice Girls - Melanie B, Melanie C, Geri Halliwell, Victoria Adams And Emma Bunton, The Spice Girls - Melanie B, Melanie C, Geri Halliwell, Victoria Adams And Emma Bunton (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
The Spice Girls - Melanie B, Melanie C, Geri Halliwell, Victoria Adams And Emma Bunton, The Spice Girls (Brian Rasic/Getty Images)

Victoria Beckham has admitted that she didn’t like the name “Posh” and tried to distance herself from it after the Spice Girls.

The pop star-turned-designer, 46, was given the nickname during her Spice Girls days in the 90s, and her bandmates were branded Ginger (Geri Horner), Baby (Emma Bunton), Sporty (Mel C) and Scary (Mel B).

Opening up about the name in a long Instagram post, Beckham said “Posh” was not her first choice but that she can now see that it changed the course of her life.

Screengrab from Victoria Beckham's Instagram Story
Screengrab from Victoria Beckham's Instagram Story

She told fans: “I was given the name Posh in 1996 over lunch with Peter Loraine of Top of The Pops Magazine and the rest of the Spice Girls.

"I can't say it would have been my first choice, but ultimately grew into it on my own terms.

Victoria Beckham is set to launch a YouTube series. (PA Images)
Victoria Beckham is set to launch a YouTube series. (PA Images)

“I was young and shy, and being Posh helped me find my style and confidence, and my voice."

She went on: “After the Spice Girls I distanced myself from the nickname because it had unwavering momentum of its own.

Watch: Victoria mocks Becks for his Spice Girls singalong

“I wanted to find my own direction. Now, years later, I look back at the formative time with appreciation.

“Posh forever changed the course of my life, opening the door for me to go after my dreams.”

Read more: Victoria Beckham says she was bullied as an 'awkward teenager' at school

The mother-of-four is now unveiling a new make-up line bearing the name.

Spice Girls are making a new movie (Credit: Universal)
Spice Girls (Universal)

Sharing the details of the lipstick range, she wrote: “This week, I celebrate Posh with the launch of Posh Lipstick.

“It is deeply personal – lipstick has always given me confidence when I needed it and extra spice when I already had it.

“Each shade is inspired by a specific memory, and whilst the moments may have been my own, the energy and emotion is shared by us all.

“This is an ode to our lifelong journeys of self discovery as women.”

The Spice Girls perform during  the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 London Olympics at the Olympic Stadium.
The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 London Olympics (PA)

She signed off by saying: “Posh is back.”

Read more: Mel B: 'I'm upset Victoria Beckham snubbed Spice Girls tour

The Spice Girls reunited for a tour in 2019 but Beckham did not take part. She later told German Vogue that it had taken courage to turn her bandmates down.

Watch: Mel C thinks men were too scared to sexually harass the Spice Girls