The actor announced the name change on Twitter after a poll he took to determine what he should change his middle name to, with his first and last name winning out to replace his current name, Carson.
“Merry Christmas to me, from all of you! My new middle name has been chosen. You voted and the winner is clear,” the Home Alone star tweeted on Christmas Day.
He continued: “In 2019 my new legal name will be: Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin. It has a nice ring to it (if you like my name)”.
The results came from a request for ideas from his fans on Twitter, and beat out several other top tier contenders.
Those included names like “Shark Week”, “The McRib is Back”, and “Publicity Stunt”. A campaign to get Culkin to change his middle name to that of his brother’s, Kieran, also lost out in the votes.
The 38-year-old actor is best known for his work in the 1990 Christmas film Home Alone, during which he played the role of Kevin McCallister. That movie was followed up by two other Home Alone movies in the series.
He lives in New York City, and previously sang in a pizza themed comedy rock band called The Pizza Underground.
Culkin’s younger brother Kieran, whose name almost won the contest, also acted in the Home Alone movies and most recently starred in the critically acclaimed US drama Succession.
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