(NEW YORK) -- Henceforth, Macaulay Culkin shall be known as Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin.
Allow us to explain.
Earlier this year, the Home Alone star posted a contest on his Bunny Ears website, essentially saying he didn’t like his given middle name -- it's Carson, by the way. So he invited readers to suggest a new middle name for him "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."
About a month ago, Culkin posted his five favorite submissions on his website and invited readers to vote on their favorite. And the clear winner, with over 60,000 votes, was: Macaulay Culkin. Which is why in 2019, he promises, his legal name will soon be Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin.
"It has a nice ring to it (if you like my name)," Culkin tweeted, announcing the winner.
As for what his middle name could have been? The other choices, in order of fan preference, are TheMcRibIsBack, Kieran -- apparently submitted by his brother, Kieran Culkin -- Publicity Stunt and, in last place, Shark Week.
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