06 July 2011

I Guess Ethnic Names Get a Pass?

Natalie Portman and fiancé Benjamin Millepied get an A-plus for the name they picked for their baby boy.

Their son's name is Aleph, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

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."

Whatevs. Sounds like Alf to me.



Kim said...

so it's like naming your son "Alpha". that's normal.

Karen said...

Not normal, but you can at least justify an ethnic name's deep, profound meaning better than "Pilot Inspektor"