Macaulay Culkin gave arguably one of the most bizarre Christmas gifts to his fans on Tuesday with a public announcement that he would be changing his middle name to… Macaulay Culkin.
You read that right. His new name will be Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin.
Merry Christmas to me, from all of you!
My new middle name has been chosen. You voted and the winner is clear.
In 2019 my new legal name will be:
Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin.
It has a nice ring to it (if you like my name).#MerryChristmas
— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) December 25, 2018
Taking to his website Bunny Ears earlier this month, the former Home Alone star joked about his “middle name conundrum.”
“My middle name is something dumb. Larry? Orange? Honestly, I can’t even remember it,” he said.
“So I asked you all to send in some better options so I can go down to the courthouse and explain to a judge why I need to change my middle name to something cool. You sent in hundreds of suggestions and after going through them all, these were my favorite five.”
The five finalists for Culkin’s middle name were Macaulay Culkin, Shark Week, Kieran, TheMcRibIsBack and finally Publicity Stunt.
Culkin’s real middle name is Carson, after Kit Carson, an American frontiersman from what was known as the Old West.
After more than 100,000 votes, the overwhelming winner ended up being Macaulay Culkin with close to 61,000 votes.