Random Factoid #537

16 01 2011

Natalie Portman had a great weekend, collecting Best Actress at the Critics Choice and Golden Globes awards!  Go team “Black Swan!”

The theme of her campaign is “life,” fitting since she is expecting a little one in the summer with her fiancé Benjamin Millepied, the choreographer of the movie that’s making her the hottest name in Hollywood.  On the red carpet tonight with Ryan Seacrest, she was grilled on the name of the baby, and she said no idea.  He then suggested that everyone should tweet in their baby name suggestions.  Since I refuse to get a Twitter, I figured a factoid would be a fitting way for me to chime in.

Let’s assume that the baby takes the last name Millepied, the standard nomenclature of tots these days.  Perhaps the first name should pay heritage to Portman’s family?  Her father’s name is Avner, and her mother’s name is Shelley.  The latter sounds like a more seamless blend of the two heritages.  (His mother’s name was Catherine.)  Maybe they could name her Nina or Tomas, characters in “Black Swan,” which would be fitting since they met on the set of the movie.  Or they could opt for Darren after director Darren Aronofsky, who made the movie possible that brought them together.

Of course, it’s the couple’s choice in the end, but if I could whisper one thing in her ear, it would be to not name the baby something really obscure or weird like Apple or Moses.

What about YOU!?  Any suggestions for the expecting Portman?



2 responses

17 01 2011

“No Post-Oscar Crash” It will probably too little too late though…

17 01 2011

Huh? I’m a little confused…
Do you mean like the curse of Best Actress? How they always make TERRIBLE movies afterwards?

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