- At the end of November, Macaulay Culkin shared a public poll to allow voters to choose his new legal middle name.
- Some of the options included “Macaulay Culkin,” “Kieren,” “Shark Week,” and “The McRibIsBack.”
- On Tuesday, Culkin announced that the winning name was “Macaulay Culkin.”
- He said he would be changing his name to Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin.
On November 26, 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.
The poll closed on Monday, and on Christmas, Culkin tweeted the winning name.
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
“Macaulay Culkin” had an unwavering lead throughout the voting. If the actor does legally change his name in 2019, his full name will be Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin.
Voters chose between one of 5 monikers
“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’
“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.
INSIDER reached out to McDonald’s for comment on the poll but did not immediately hear back.
The poll was open until Christmas Eve
Fans had until Christmas Eve 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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