News Natalie Portman Names Son After Hebrew Alphabet By Paige Feigenbaum 5:12 PM PDT, July 6, 2011 Getty Images Natalie Portman has been teaching her newborn son his ABCs ever since his birth. A source told People.com he is named after the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet.The little boy's name, Aleph, is also the number one in the Hebrew language. An alternate spelling is "alef." The Oscar-winning actress gave birth to her bundle of joy in June. She is currently engaged to the baby's father, Benjamin Millepied. Mazel tov!