Natalie Portman names son Alef

Oscar winner Natalie Portman and fiance Benjamin Millepied have named their baby son Alef.

The 30-year-old actress and Millepied, have named their first child who was born last month, after the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet, reported Femalefirst online.

The Jewish actress decided to pay homage to her motherland with the moniker, which also means the “oneness of God”. Meanwhile, the couple who met on the set of ‘Black Swan’- have decided their son will adopt both their last names with the surname Portman-Millepied.

Prior to the birth of baby Alef, who is yet to be seen in public, Portman had said that her Jewish ancestry had caused her to be “superstitious”.

“I think it’s a Jewish thing to be kind of superstitious. You don’t do any of the baby stuff before the baby arrives,”said the’Black Swan’star.

Throughout her pregnancy the actress paid tribute to her parents Avner and Shelley Hershlag, saying that she hoped to look after her child in the same way that she was brought up.

“If I am a shadow as good a parent, an echo, then I will be the best in the world, so thank you,”she said.