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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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67 Responses to “Aleph Millepied: Natalie Portman's Son's Name?”

  1. 1
    candy Says:

    does anyone know how this is pronounced?

  2. 2
    Roxy Says:

    It sucks!

  3. 3
    samr Says:

    heard this days ago

  4. 4
    Lia Says:

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

  5. 5
    Lia Says:

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

  6. 6
    YAAAS HONEY! Says:

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

  7. 7
    pup Says:

    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.

  8. 8
    israeli Says:

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

  9. 9
    Halli Says:

    It also means the letter A in Arabic.

  10. 10
    C Says:

    @candy:

    I think it’s Alef.

  11. 11
    Halli Says:

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

  12. 12
    israeli Says:

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

  13. 13
    the dr. Says:

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

  14. 14
    Juliana Says:

    @candy: Alef

  15. 15
    SA Says:

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

  16. 16
    lexy hates bilson Says:

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

  17. 17
    mimi Says:

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

  18. 18
    the dr. Says:

    @mimi:

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

  19. 19
    SnOOKIE Says:

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

  20. 20
    karon Says:

    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.

  21. 21
    jess Says:

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

  22. 22
    emily h Says:

    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)

  23. 23
    mimi Says:

    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”?

  24. 24
    sourpatch575 Says:

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

  25. 25
    Jakey Says:

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

  26. 26
    Dana Says:

    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!

  27. 27
    nyob Says:

    Let the playground beatings begin.

  28. 28
    Dan Brook Says:

    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: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1653

  29. 29
    Mrs. Toth is a JOKE!!! Says:

    different but cool

  30. 30
    Courtney Says:

    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

  31. 31
    sabrina Says:

    it’s sound like a dog name

  32. 32
    Wendy Kaufman Says:

    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.

  33. 33
    boston61 Says:

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

  34. 34
    emily h Says:

    @mimi: Jermaine Jackson haha

  35. 35
    skudhjf Says:

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

  36. 36
    Lia Says:

    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

  37. 37
    Jasmine Says:

    @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!

  38. 38
    Elisilla Says:

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

  39. 39
    damn Says:

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

  40. 40
    boston61 Says:

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

  41. 41
    mya Says:

    Its also Arabic and pronounced uh-lef

  42. 42
    k. Says:

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

  43. 43
    ilia Says:

    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.

  44. 44
    ilia Says:

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

  45. 45
    Beau Says:

    Very fitting and noble. Impressed.

  46. 46
    Kiki Says:

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

  47. 47
    mmm Says:

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

  48. 48
    truth Says:

    Its a beautiful name wow

  49. 49
    noname Says:

    it’s a GRAET NAME

  50. 50
    Raichill Says:

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

  51. 51
    A Says:

    I like this name, it’s really pretty !
    And I don’t see the big deal, where is the problem with this name ? –’

  52. 52
    Audrey Says:

    Aleph is the letter A in Hebrew not the number 1… :)

  53. 53
    mary Says:

    so, will the baby’s middle name be Darren after his father.

  54. 54
    Hanna Wajsfeld Says:

    @candy:
    PH sounds like F
    Le sounds like Left
    A sounds like in Amazing

    A-le-f

  55. 55
    Hanna Wajsfeld Says:

    @Halli:
    it is the same in Hebrew

    In Cabala expresses the idea of ​​unity and the principle. Refers to the strength, activity, power, stability and unity as a social (collective) man.

    I think so…

  56. 56
    nepenthes Says:

    Don’t care what it stands for, it’s a horrible name…

  57. 57
    Noa Says:

    Alef dosn’t mean number one. Alef is the first letter hebrew

  58. 58
    alephbatatsa Says:

    @emily h: and don’t forget BRONX MOWGLI. yeah, really.

  59. 59
    Cecille'D Says:

    Alef (means number 1) because her son is her everything and will always be her number one :)

  60. 60
    sarah Says:

    She is so pretentious it’s ridiculous.

  61. 61
    lafamepoma Says:

    The main thing that I don’t understand is, does he feel Jewish? ‘Cause he’s French and in France there aren’t a lot of people that is Jewish, there are more Christians and people who don’t believe in God, I mean is creepy that he haven’t given his opinion about the name, but maybe he likes the name, so there’s nothing to say.

  62. 62
    sicksister Says:

    Aleph? Weird name…

    If they wanted to give him a traditional Jewish (Old Testament Biblical) name, there are so many nicer ones they could have chosen instead. Poor kid.

  63. 63
    yoohoo Says:

    Congrats to her but I think it’s a bad name choice

  64. 64
    Nitzan Says:

    I live in Israel and speak Hebrew as a native language, and JustJared – you’re wrong!
    Aleph is not the number 1 in Hebrew, it’s the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet!

  65. 65
    malabar Says:

    @lafamepoma : Benjamin is jewish too! He’s french but his origin is jewish

  66. 66
    Who cares? Says:

    I speak spanish and for me the pronunciation of that name is not difficult at all. Who cares if it is jewish or what? after all you are not going to raise him. If his parents are happy then that’s all that matters.

  67. 67
    lala Says:

    @candy: It’s pronounced- A (like the A in Alex) LE (like in LEnding) and F – A-LE-F. Aleph.
    And 1) it’s not the ‘number 1′, It’s the first letter in the Hebrew Alphabet. And, No, the Arabic first letter is pronounced differently(!)
    2) It’s not a Jewish name, nor a Hebrew name. He’s probably the only baby in the world with that name.
    3) In Israel they announced the name in the media at the day she gave birth. Man this site is waaaayy too late….

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