Macaulay Culkin let fans pick his new middle name, and it is completely ridiculous
And the Macaulay Culkin comeback continues! The former child star has been all over the news in 2018, and you know what? I'm here for it. Millennials grew up watching The Incredible Culk in the beloved Christmas comedies Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York. And who could forget The Pagemaster, Richie Rich and Getting Even With Dad? A lot of people, it turns out. They weren't hits. But boy, do we love those Home Alone movies!
Recently Culkin recreated classic scenes from Home Alone in a commercial for Google Assistant. In the original film, 8-year-old Kevin McCallister is mistakenly left behind after his family flies to Paris for Christmas vacation. So, he does what any kid would do: jump on the bed, order pizza, and stage a party with moving mannequins to deter bandits. In the Google ad, 38-year-old Kevin revisits the same scenes , while using with a virtual assistant. (And discovers that as an adult, you can hurt your back jumping on the bed.)
This year Culkin launched the comedy website BunnyEars, and posted an article asking fans to vote on his middle name. "My middle name is something dumb," he explained. "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 continued, "You sent in hundreds of suggestions and after going through them all, these were my favorite five." Culkin's favorite five suggestions were TheMcRibIsBack, Kieran, Shark Week, Publicity Stunt and Macaulay Culkin, which all sound pretty hilarious. (By the way, his real middle name is Carson.)
"This poll is open till Christmas Eve so I can wake up to a wonderful present from everyone," the My Girl actor continued. "Sure, I might have gold plated watercraft, and chrome plated invisibility cloaks, but all I want for Christmas is a new middle name. And then you can be all 'Oh, you got your wife a beautiful portrait of your family? Well, I chose Macaulay Culkin's Middle Name'."
Well, Christmas Eve has passed, the poll is closed and Macaulay woke up to that wonderful present. After 60,000 votes, the winner by a landslide is 'Macaulay Culkin.' That means his new name will be 'Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin.' On Twitter, the actor said, "It has a nice ring to it (if you like my name)."
During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Macaulay spoke about his name change: "So, if somebody comes up to me at the airport, and says, 'Excuse me, are you Macaulay Culkin?' I'd go, 'Well Macaulay Culkin is my middle name'." Hilarious.
Will the Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin comeback continue into 2019? I hope so. It would be great to see The Mack back on the big screen. Just imagine, he could make Home Alone 3: Lost in Russia, Getting Even-er With Dad and My Girl 3: Attack of Thomas J's Zombie.