Macaulay Culkin is changing name next year after fan poll

Home Alone star asked the internet to decide

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Macaulay Culkin is changing his middle name after letting fans decide in an online poll.

The Home Alone star, whose full name was Macaulay Carson Culkin, asked for suggestions in a post on his Bunnyears site in November.

He said he wanted a new moniker because his previous middle name was “something dumb”.

The former child star posted: “Larry? Orange? Honestly, I can’t even remember it.

Macaulay asked for a new middle name (Credit: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube)

“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.”

From the dozens put forward by fans, the 38-year-old whittled them down to five — TheMcRibIsBack, Kieran, Shark Week, Publicity Stunt and Macaulay Culkin — before giving his followers the final say.

And after tens of thousands of votes, the winner by a landslide was… Macaulay Culkin.

The star announced the results of the poll (Credit: Macaulay Culkin/

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The actor announced the result on Twitter on Christmas Day, 24 hours after the poll ended.

He posted: “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.”

Announcing the poll in November, the star wrote: “This poll is open till Christmas Eve so I can wake up to a wonderful present from everyone.

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“Sure, I might have gold-plated watercraft, and chrome-plated invisibility cloaks, but all I want for Christmas is a new middle name.

“And then you can be all ‘Oh, you got your wife a beautiful portrait of your family? Well, I chose Macaulay Culkin’s Middle Name’.”

The winning choice received more than 60,000 votes, a country mile ahead of runner-up TheMcRibIsBack with just 14,500.

Kieran, Publicity Stunt and Shark Week trailed in third, fourth and fifth places respectively.

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