Natalie Portman reveals name of her baby son

Thursday July 7, 2011

Natalie Portman and fiancé Benjamin Millepied have named their three-week-old baby boy Aleph.

As a native Israeli and fluent Hebrew speaker, the Oscar-winner was obviously drawn to the name because of its Jewish origins – it is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

The unusual name, which can also be spelled Alef, has been kept under wraps since the actress gave birth last month.

Natalie, whose real name is Natalie Hershlag, was born in Israel and still has family living there.

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