“Hope” is the permanent name for the Super Bowl horse – the adorable Budweiser Clydesdale foal, introduced to the world during a heartstrings-tugging Super Bowl beer commercial, reports Fox News on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The baby has been named Hope, chosen from social media suggestions.
It may not have been the most tweeted name, but it was one of the top, reports Anheuser-Busch, who sponsored a contest asking for suggestions in naming the foal, born Jan. 16 at the Clydesdale farms in Missouri.
While other tweets, messages, and Facebook suggestions among the 60,000 replies generated went in other directions, the sponsors liked positive thinking. Hope for a horse and hope for the future could be the message. Social media knows how to pull people together when the going gets tough.
Meanwhile, “Landslide” was a popular choice – the name of the song playing during the 60-second spot which shows a new-born foal bonding with her trainer. Or she could have been named for Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks. But that wouldn’t send the same kind of message.
The commercial ran early and garnered the most attention, because it heads various lists of favorite Super Bowl commercials. The whole thing seems to show that people are interested in hope – both for the horse and for the future. The baby now weighs 200 pounds, and she is looking at a weight of 2,000 pounds when full grown. Carry on, Hope, and good luck.