It’s looking more and more likely that the name of Natalie’s baby son is Alef…or Aleph. We originally posted about the reports out of Israel that suggested a family member had confirmed the name of Alef, and now we’re getting some confirmations.
People claim a source confirmed it to them and have this to say:
So what’s in a name? Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, much like alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. Aleph is the number 1 in Hebrew and can also be spelled “alef.”
Its esoteric meaning in Judaic Kabbalah, as denoted in the theological treaty Sefer-ha-Bahir, relates to the origin of the universe, the “primordial one that contains all numbers.”
Perhaps more tellingly, the MakingOf Facebook page, which should be able to fact check considering Natalie helped start the company, had this to say:
The name of Natalie Portman’s newborn son has been revealed: Alef.”