Macaulay Culkin's Son's Name Holds A Special Tribute To His Late Sister

Congratulations are in order for actor Macaulay Culkin and his longtime girlfriend, actress Brenda Song. The pair have recently announced the birth of their first child, as per Esquire and fans couldn't be more excited for the brand new parents!

Now, fans are learning the special significance of their son's name.

The *Home Alone* star was first romantically linked to Brenda Song back in 2017.

The pair met on the set of Seth Green's Changeland, which was shooting in Thailand at the time.

The following year, the couple moved into their first home together, where Macaulay painted a yellow brick road leading to their home's front door.

I know, right? Is that not just the sweetest thing you've ever heard?!

If Brenda Song looks familiar to you, it's probably because she was a quintessential part of many people's childhood.

Staring as the Tipton hotel's heiress London Tipton on the hit Disney series The Suite Life Of Zack and Cody and later The Suite Life On Deck, Brenda was everyone's favorite!

Since leaving the Disney channel, Brenda has continued acting in a series of TV shows and movies.

Some of her most recent stints include a starring role on the Hulu series Dollface, a guest spot on Superstore, and starring in the psychological thriller film Secret Obsession.

Her boyfriend, Macaulay Culkin, has also been busy these days.

It was announced last year that the 40-year-old would join the cast of the hit FX series American Horror Story in its tenth season.

In addition to acting, Macaulay has also been hosting his own podcast called "Bunny Ears" which explains why his Instagram is filled with pictures of him with bunny ears on.

The podcast is incredibly successful and has seen an all-star lineup of guests week after week.

Now, this adorable couple will be accepting their biggest and most significant role yet — parents!

True to their private nature, Brenda and Macaulay kept the news of Brenda's pregnancy a secret.

Needless to say, fans were totally surprised when they found out the low-key pair had quietly welcomed their first child earlier this month.

Speaking with Esquire the couple shared the exciting news.

"We’re overjoyed," the couple told the publication.

To be fair, a lot of people didn't even realize the pair were dating.

"yeah this felt so random? like im happy for them but i had no idea," commented one fan.

"I’m glad I’m not the only one who just found out they’re together," commented another.

The couple's son, Dakota Song Culkin, was born Monday, April 5 at 1:10 p.m., in Los Angeles.

Weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces, their son's name holds a special significance to the actor's family.

The pair named their son Dakota in honor of Macaulay's sister, who passed away in 2008.

Dakota Culkin died after being struck by a car at the age of 29.

Dakota Culkin was the second eldest of the Culkin family's seven children.

What a beautiful way to honor Macaulay's late sister.