Contest Announcement: Name Natalie Portman’s Baby!

The first of the baby bump pics.

While much of the population (namely, boys)  turn in turmoil over the announcement that Natalie Portman is officially off the market and officially expecting a baby, we here at Kveller are very excited for the future Jewish mommy, who will no doubt rock the mom look just as good as the Star Wars look. And what better way to celebrate this excitement than by having a contest in Ms. Portman’s honor?

Since celebrity baby names are all the rage, we invite you, dear readers, to take a whack at naming the future child of Natalie Portman and her French fiancé, dancer/choreographer Benjamin Millipied. Will they go with an Israeli name or a French name? A human name or a kind of fruit? The possibilities are endless!

Send your best guesses to by January 31st, 2011, and our favorites will win a special prize package from A Jewish Beginning and all the pride and glory that comes along with it. And when Natalie actually does have her baby and announces the name, if any contest entries got it right, you better believe a prize is coming your way, too.

Molly TolskyMolly Tolsky is the editor of She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines including Lumina, MAKE, and The Collagist, and her non-fiction has appeared in The Jewish Daily Forward. She isn't a parent, but a very proud aunt. Follow her @mollytolsky.

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