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Natalie Portman Does Comedy

Israeli-born Hollywood actress Natalie Portman has named her son Alef.

Not to be confused with Alf, the name of the friendly 80s era alien, because that would be a ridiculous name.

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"Alef? Why are some people so crazy?"

Portman names first child Alef, like the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, not Alf, like the friendly alien on the eponymous American television show.Actress Natalie Portman’s first-born son with fiance Benjamin Millepied was given the name Alef, the Israeli television show “Good Evening with Guy Pines” reported on Wednesday.

The happy parents have yet to confirm their sons birth or name after People magazine was the first to report the event. The birth took place about a week ago and was kept secret until Wednesday, Pines’ program reported. For Portman, 30, who was born in Jerusalem, the birth was the high point of a year marked by great personal and professional success.

Portman won a best-actress Oscar in February for her portrayal of an obsessive and mentally unstable ballet dancer in the film “Black Swan.” The film required the already-skinny Portman to drop pounds as well as undergo exhaustive ballet training. Despite the physical pain and other acting challenges, Portman and the film’s choreographer Millepied fell in love and became a couple.

Portman’s pregnant belly made its first appearance on the red carpet at this year’s Oscars, where she nabbed one of the coveted statuettes.

So in other words, this is like naming your kid “A.” Which probably places it somewhere between Gwyneth Paltrow’s Apple and Prince’s love symbol on the Scale of Ridiculous.

Mind you, it could have been worse.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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