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Aleph Millepied: Natalie Portman's Son's Name?

Aleph Millepied: Natalie Portman's Son's Name?

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied have reportedly named their son Aleph!

The 30-year-old actress and her fiance, who became parents in early June, chose a Hebrew name that can be also be spelled “Alef” – in Hebrew, it’s the number 1.

“I’ll be out of the public eye after [the baby's born],” Natalie has previously told People – and she hasn’t been photographed since giving birth!

Natalie and Benjamin met while working on Black Swan together and announced their engagement and her pregnancy back in late December.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the name Aleph?

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  • candy

    does anyone know how this is pronounced?

  • Roxy

    It sucks!

  • samr

    heard this days ago

  • Lia

    It sounds very strange.
    Ofcourse she was picking a Jewish name.. so obvious

  • Lia

    It sounds very strange.
    Ofcourse she was picking a Jewish name.. so obvious


    That’s also how it’s said in arabic. I believe it’s pronounced Auh-lef

  • pup

    Well it could be spelled “Elif”. E-leaf is how it’s pronounced. My bro’s girlfriend is turkish, and that’s her name. But since she ss turkish, I could be wrong.

  • israeli

    alef is the first letter in the hebrew language >.> it’s parallel to a. and it IS weird to name him that way…

  • Halli

    It also means the letter A in Arabic.

  • C


    I think it’s Alef.

  • Halli

    I thought she was going to name him Ezra, a Hebrew name which I think sounds nice.

  • israeli

    and goooood stop listening to arabs >.> it’s pronounced exactly the way it’s written >.>

  • the dr.

    alef is the first letter in the arabic language too..

  • Juliana

    @candy: Alef

  • SA

    Its the first letter of the alphabet (letter A) in Hebrew, Arabic, Persian and Urdu.

  • lexy hates bilson

    Congrats to Natalie! Hopefully she’s home relaxing and enjoying her new baby!

  • mimi

    So when they have a second baby, will they name it the letter B in Hebrew?

  • the dr.


    letter b is the second letter in arabic language too..


    she’s so stupid. that’s a girls name

  • karon

    Alef isnt a Jewish name at all. It is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It is the equivilent to naming your kid “A” in English.

  • jess

    Is Aleph or Afef? Whatever, both are horrible ..

  • emily h

    dang, no love for natalie in here!

    i gotta say i know nothing of the hebrew language but this name is better than Sage Moonblood, Pilot Inspektor, Apple, or Jermajesty (all of which are actual names celebrities gave to thier poor children)

  • mimi

    Natalie is a class act, and makes perfect sense that she will pick a name with a special meaning to her heritage and not another boring American name.
    Who on earth named their child “Jermajesty”?

  • sourpatch575

    Oh look it’s A LEAF!
    Get it? :P

  • Jakey

    how stupid. she annoys the f-ck out of me

  • Dana

    I’m jewish and israeli and that’s the weirdest name ever…i was expecting something much more normal from natalie but guess i was wrong…oh well, congratulations to them anyway!

  • nyob

    Let the playground beatings begin.

  • Dan Brook

    Natalie Portman has named her son Alef. Alef is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet and is also a silent letter. Fascinating choice!

    I would love to give her a copy of my e-book An Alef-Bet Kabalah:

  • Mrs. Toth is a JOKE!!!

    different but cool

  • Courtney

    oh shut up most celebrities don’t use their real names anyway so it doesn’t matter what she named the kid. that’s like out of Paul Neman’s 5 daughters from his two marriages only one his oldest has a hebrew name Susan which means lily her younger sisters names are Stephanie which is french Elinor which is english Melissa which is greek meaning bee and often shortened to lissy or Missy and Claire which is french meaning lllustrious all five girls have the same father Paul Newman but the younger three have a different mother Joanne Woodward Elinor {Nell} is named for Joanne’s mother and her middle name is Paul’s mothers name Teresa Melissa {Lissy} is named for the first character their mother played in a movie and neither of them ever gave why Claire {Clea} is named Claire Olivia Claire could be to honor Joanne’s french ancestry or after a dear friend british actress Claire Bloom and I always assumed Olivia was in memory of another dear friends daughter who died of measeals a couple of years before she was born that would be Patricia Neal’s oldest daughter. at least he doesn’t have a long ass name like Peaches Honeyblossom Michelle Charlotte Angel Vanessa Geldof

  • sabrina

    it’s sound like a dog name

  • Wendy Kaufman

    Wow. As a mom who tried her best to find easy names that would not leave my kids constantly having to either have their name spelled wrong, or have them constantly spelling it for people, I find this an awkward name. He’s gonna be “Alex” so many times. Might just be me, though. I saw my dad wrestle with his name all his life, and I vowed not to do that to my kids.

  • boston61

    Natalie loves Israel more than the USA. Kind of looks like “Adolph” when you look quick. Weird.

  • emily h

    @mimi: Jermaine Jackson haha

  • skudhjf

    aleph means A in hebrew not !…echad is 1!!!!! get the facts straight!

  • Lia

    Why doesn’t she just go and Live in her Israel? She has the citizen so she should.
    Her real name is not even Portman.. How shallow

  • Jasmine

    @YAAAS HONEY!: Same word, but apparently different meaning. Aleph/Alef is the letter A in Arabic.

    @Halli: It’s nice that she’s honoring her heritage. I agree with you though, Ezra is a beautiful name!

  • Elisilla

    Aleph (El Aleph) is also a book from José Luis Borges.

  • damn

    It’s not pronounced “Ay-leaf” as some of you are saying, it’s “Uh-leff”.

  • boston61

    Hate to break it to Natalie but people will call him “AL”. As in fat Albert.

  • mya

    Its also Arabic and pronounced uh-lef

  • k.

    Its A in the arabic alphabet not 1 …. its ( أ ) !!
    one is wahid ,,,, A is alif

  • ilia

    Another Zionist scum and her closeted partner; playing pretend family, killing thousands of people every day in Palestine. She was quick to condemn John (of Dior) for his remarks about Hitler, but for some reason fails to address the atrocities her beloved Israel’s government commits on daily basis in the occupied territories. I want my money back for Black Swan.

  • ilia

    As pertained to the post; who gives a flying doodle what her son’s name is?!

  • Beau

    Very fitting and noble. Impressed.

  • Kiki

    @YAAAS HONEY!: It’s spelled Alief or Alif in Arabic, I’m a muslim, not a terrorist, respect Jews and Christians, just sayin :)

  • mmm

    Alef is not 1 in hebrew, its the name of the first letter in hebrew!

  • truth

    Its a beautiful name wow

  • noname

    it’s a GRAET NAME

  • Raichill

    He is going to be teased and get called Alephant. Poor kid.