Many people on the cold winter streets are saying that 2018 was a who-er of a year and they can’t wait to shovel it under 6 feet of cold, hard dirt. Macaulay Culkin must be in agreement, because he’s decided to legally change his name for 2019, and he’s letting his fans do the choosing. If you are repeating the mantra, “Please say it’s going to be Kevin McAllister, Please say it’s going to be Kevin McAllister,” you are not (home) alone. But sadly, Kevin McAllister didn’t even make the Top 5.
Mac is the purveyor and J. Peterman of his own “comedy-lifestyle” brand and website Bunnyears, which features such informative articles as The Hottest Snow Gear You Can Still Fuck In and What VD You Definitely Have Right Now Based On Your Zodiac Sign. Mac recently posted a challenge to his Bunnyears readers (whom are kind of like Goop readers but people with senses of humor instead of people with extra dry vaginas and extra Benjamins to burn on keeping them steamed) to help him find his new middle name. The top five suggestions for Mac’s new middle name were “Shark Week” (which he’s never watched), “Publicity Stunt” (suggested by his girlfriend, semi-professional pregnancy faker Brenda Song), “Kieran” (suggested by his brother), “TheMcRibIsBack,” and “Macaulay Culkin”.
The winning name was announced on Christmas Eve with the voters overwhelmingly decided that Mac’s new name should be… “Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin“!
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
Mac is a special kind of freak, and I am here for it. It seemed like, for a few years there he was in danger of becoming a seedy motel room shut-in, but it looks like he’s just a super smart weirdo doing his thing post childhood fame.
Mac talked about changing his name on The Tonight Show at about the half-Satan mark (3:33), but if you want to watch what are perhaps Jimmy Fallon‘s most lackluster interview skills ever, check it out from the beginning: