Macaulay Culkin is changing his middle name because it's "very Irish"
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Macaulay Culkin is changing his middle name because it's "very Irish"

HOME ALONE actor Macaulay Culkin has revealed he is changing his middle name and has invited his fans to help him pick a new one.

The 38-year-old star is ditching his current middle name of Carson because, as Culkin puts it, it is "very Irish" and is now seeking help to find a new one.

Speaking on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he said: "I was staring at my passport recently and I was looking over my middle name. My current middle name is Carson.

"It's very Irish. And I thought, I should probably spruce up my name a little bit. You can vote on my new middle name; we've narrowed it down to five options."

Culkin is now calling on fans to log on to his website BunnyEars.com and choose their favourite name from a shortlist of five compiled by the actor and his friends.

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The five possible names are; Macaulay Culkin, Shark Week, TheMcRibIsBack - a nod to limited edition McDonald's pork sandwich - Publicity Stunt, suggested by his girlfriend Brenda Song, and similarly Irish-sounding Kieran, which has been put forward by his brother of the same name.

According to Culkin, his full name is included on the list "so if somebody comes up to me at the airport and says, 'Excuse me, are you Macaulay Culkin?' I go, 'Well, Macaulay Culkin is my middle name.' "

During the interview, Culkin also revealed how his partner is a big fan of the Home Alone movies and that they even sat down to watch the 1990 original together.

"She's flipping through the channels and she's like, 'Eh, you wanna watch it?' I'm like, 'You wanna watch 'Home Alone' with Macaulay Culkin, don't you?' And she's like, 'Yes!'" he said.

He even admitted to uttering some of the film's most iconic lines too.

"I have indulged that. Most of the time I'm just muttering my lines under my breath, like, 'Keep the change you filthy animal.' Whatever gets her motor running, I guess."

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Will that be enough for any Irish fans out there to forgive him over the name change? Maybe.