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Deborah Kolben, editor of Jewish parenting website Kveller.com, gave The Jewish Week her thoughts on Alef, the name of Natalie Portman’s newborn son (and the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet).
Q: Were you surprised at the announcement of “Alef”?
A: I think everybody was a little surprised. There were a lot of jokes about whether or not she’d keep going through the alphabet, get to Bet and Hey. It’s a funny name, everyone agrees, but we’re sort of used to those since Sacha Baron Cohen [a Jewish actor] named his daughter after a Hebrew month, Elula.
What are your thoughts on Alef?
Source: The Alef-Bet Of Baby Names
In 2006, Sacha Baron Cohen introduced the world to Borat — a journalist from Kazakhstan who did shockingly offensive things while traveling the U.S. in search of Pamela Anderson.
This Friday, he’ll be introducing the world to Brüno — a journalist from Austria who does shockingly offensive things while traveling the U.S. in search of celebrity.
The most interesting difference between these two characters? Their names.
The name Borat has never been a common here (or anywhere, I believe). So the character Borat wasn’t going to be making his name any less popular.
But the name Bruno has something to lose. Every year, babies born in the U.S. and many other countries worldwide are named Bruno. If international audiences are as captivated (and offended) by Brüno as they were by Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, the name Bruno may suffer (globally!) as a result.
What kind of impact do you think the movie Brüno will have on the name Bruno?
More specifically: Bruno was the 801st most popular baby name in the U.S. in 2008. How do you think it will fare in 2009?