Natalie Portman's Baby Boy's Name Revealed: No, It's Not 'Luke'by: Posted:
Weeks ago, Natalie Portman gave birth to a baby boy after carrying him around through the awards season. She and her fiancé Benjamin Millepied announced that the child was a boy, but didn't announce the name. So, we were left in the dark to wonder.
Despite my and other "Star Wars" fans' hopes to the contrary, Portman did not decide to name the boy Luke (Portman famously played the mother of Luke and Leia Skywalker in the "Star Wars" prequels). So, what did they decide on?
According to People, who first broke the news of the delivery, the couple decided to name the boy Aleph. Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and also the number 1 in the language. That gives the name the connotation of "leader."
The couple met on the set of "Black Swan," where Millepied provided the choreography. Portman mentioned Millepied in her Oscar acceptance speech, as Portman swept through each award show, grabbing up trophies for her portrayal of the troubled ballerina in the Darren Aronofsky film.
Portman's current plan is to stay out of the public's eye while she raises Aleph. As for a return to acting, she said that she has no current plans and will take each opportunity "as it comes."
What do you think of the name? It's definitely unique, but not as strange as some other celebrity baby names we've heard before (hello? Apple?).