Super Bowl Clydesdale gets a name: Hope

The baby Clydesdale featured in a Budweiser commercial shown during Super Bowl XLVII now has a name: Hope. Anheuser-Busch InBev also announced another foal would be named in honor of St. Louis baseball icon, Stan Musial.

Last week Budweiser asked its Facebook and Twitter followers to send along naming suggestions. More than 60,000 tweets, Facebook comments, calls and direct messages followed. “Hope” was one of the more popular female names.

“We were overwhelmed with the response we got,” said Lori Shambro, brand director for Budweiser.

Other popular names submitted included Landslide (after the Fleetwood Mac song in the commercial), Buddy, Star, Raven, Spirit and Stevie.

“Thirty-six hours before Hope was born, on Jan. 14, we welcomed our first-born Clydesdale of the year, a boy,” John Soto, supervisor of Warm Springs Ranch. “We have a special name for him, too.”

Budweiser has announced that the first male Budweiser Clydesdale born in 2013 will be named after the recently deceased baseball Hall of Famer Stan Musial. Many of the suggestions for the female foal, including “Six,” had a Musial connection.