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There's A Poignant Meaning Behind Macaulay Culkin's Newborn Baby's Name

There's A Poignant Meaning Behind Macaulay Culkin's Newborn Baby's Name

It's to honour the actor's late sister.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

The world is thrilled for Macaulay Culkin and his girlfriend Brenda Song after the couple announced the birth of their first child.

The Home Alone and American Horror Story actor has revealed they've decided to name their newborn son Dakota.

They chose to name their son after Culkin's late sister, who died in a car accident back in 2008 in Los Angeles.

At the time of her tragic death, a representative for Macaulay told TMZ: "We can officially confirm that the victim is Dakota Culkin. This is a terrible tragic accident. We have no further comment at this time."

But the couple appear to be thrilled at their new arrival and have told Esquire they'e 'overjoyed'.

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The couple met while working on the film Changeland a few years ago, eventually moving in together. As well as their newborn, they have three cats - Apples, Dude, and Santa - and a fish called Cinnamon.

Culkin recently joked that they have been practicing 'a lot' for a baby and they were trying to make sure they could have their bundle of joy at the right moment.

He said: "We're figuring it out, making the timing work. Because nothing turns you on more than when your lady comes into the room and says, 'Honey, I'm ovulating'."

To mark his 40th birthday last year, Song shared a heartfelt post to her Instagram account.

She said: "I could sit here and write endlessly about how wonderful, kind, loving, genuine, loyal, honest, brilliant and hilarious you are, and how grateful I am that I get to share and do this life thing with you.

"But firstly, that would take me an eternity and secondly, you won't even see this because you don't ever use instagram. Hahaha. My unicorn that I never thought could exist, I am luckiest person in the world because I am loved by you."

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Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity