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Macaulay Culkin is working on legally changing his name to 'Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin' after fans voted in a public poll

INSIDER logoINSIDER 4/25/2019 Sophia Mitrokostas
 

Macaulay Culkin wearing a suit and tie: In an interview with Ellen Degeneres, Culkin revealed he can't watch "Home Alone" without giving too much personal context to the film. He told Degeneres, "I'm remembering that day on set, like, how I was hiding my Pepsi behind the couch. I can't watch it the same way other people can." In the same interview, he called the film "background radiation at Christmastime." © Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP In an interview with Ellen Degeneres, Culkin revealed he can't watch "Home Alone" without giving too much personal context to the film. He told Degeneres, "I'm remembering that day on set, like, how I was hiding my Pepsi behind the couch. I can't watch it the same way other people can." In the same interview, he called the film "background radiation at Christmastime." Last November, actor, musician, and author Macaulay Culkin enlisted the help of the internet to choose a new middle name using a poll on his lifestyle website, Bunny Ears.

With a whopping 60,900 votes, "Macaulay Culkin" came out on top and won by quite a landslide. "TheMcRibIsBack" came in second place with 14,558 votes.

On December 25, 2018, Culkin tweeted the winning name, writing, "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 is now April 2019 and Macaulay has yet to officially announce his name change - but he tweeted that 'it's happening'

On Thursday, an inquiring mind reached out to the "Home Alone" star on Twitter, asking if he actually changed his name yet.

"It's a surprisingly hard process, but yes it's happening. I have to go down to the courthouse to do it," Culkin tweeted in response.

In November 2018, voters chose one of 5 monikers to be Culkin's middle name

"My middle name is something dumb. Larry? Orange? Honestly, I can't even remember it," Culkin wrote on his website. "So I asked you all to send in some better options so I can go down to the court house and explain to a judge why I need to change my middle name to something cool."

The four other options were "Shark Week," "Kieren" (suggested by Culkin's brother, Kieren Culkin), "TheMcRibIsBack," and "Publicity Stunt."

'I should probably spruce up my name a little bit'

Macaulay Culkin smiling for the camera © YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon "I was staring at my passport recently and stuff, and I was looking over my middle name," Culkin, whose middle name is currently Carson, explained on "The Tonight Show" to host Jimmy Fallon. "And I felt like, you know, I should probably spruce up my name a little bit."

The "Home Alone" star also mused that having "Macaulay Culkin" as his middle name would inject a bit of fun into his interactions with fans.

"So if somebody comes up to me at the airport and says, 'Excuse me, are you Macaulay Culkin?' I go, 'Well, Macaulay Culkin is my middle name,'" Culkin said.

Although Culkin admitted to never having watched any part of Shark Week, an annual shark-themed TV sensation and one of the name choices, he told Fallon that he found "TheMcRibIsBack" to be a decent option.

"Look, it is back. I just tried one, finally. It's a McRib. I mean, it's certainly back," Culkin reasoned.  a sandwich sitting on top of a paper plate © Rich Kaszeta/Flickr

INSIDER reached out to McDonald's for comment on the poll but did not immediately hear back.

The poll was open until Christmas Eve 2018

Fans had until Christmas Eve 2018 to cast their vote. Culkin seemed eager for a change, writing on his website, "Sure, I might have gold plated watercraft, and chrome plated invisibility cloaks, but all I want for Christmas is a new middle name."

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