Most celebrities try to keep their personal lives personal and that includes making major life decisions. Actually, that goes for non-celebs as well. But child star Macaulay Culkin decided that he wanted to put some power into the hands of the people and asked his fans what he should legally (LEGALLY!) change his middle name to in 2019. The winner? Macaulay Culkin, making Macaulay Culkin’s new name Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin. This could easily become a drinking game.
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
Culkin started the poll on his website Bunny Ears, saying that his current middle name was something dumb (it was Carson). Culkin asked fans to vote, with Macaulay Culkin coming in first, followed by TheMcRibIsBack, Kieran (Culkin’s brother), Publicity Stunt and Shark Week. So yeah, it could have gone much worse.
This isn’t the first time the former child star has made headlines this month. Culkin reprised his role last week as Home Alone’s Kevin McCallister, the forgotten kid left alone at the holidays and forced to protect his family’s home from thieves. Culkin teamed up with Google to play a grown-up Kevin, revisiting the set of the iconic Christmas movie to show how helpful the new Google Assistant is to anyone who orders their own cheese pizza, runs out of aftershave, turns up the heat on their scary furnace, or wants to ensure their doors are locked at all times to keep out the Wet Bandits.
— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) December 19, 2018
The new Google ad was perfectly timed to arrive just before the holidays when repeats of Home Alone were playing on just about every channel. This year’s annual viewing and renewed interest thanks to the Google ad also brought along with it an interesting fact about the making of Home Alone. The film’s iconic gangster movie that gives Kevin the line “Keep the change, ya filthy animal”? It’s not a real movie.