Last month, Culkin wrote on his blog that he was looking for a new middle name:
My middle name is something dumb. Larry? Orange? Honestly, I can't even remember it. 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.
He then launched a poll asking fans what he should change his name to. He picked the top five results: "Shark Week," "Kieran," "TheMcRibIsBack," "Publicity Stunt" and "Macaulay Culkin."
As you can see, Macaulay Culkin won by a landslide:
On Christmas Day, the future Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin announced that he was going to follow through with the name change:
Merry Christmas to me, from all of you!— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) December 25, 2018
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