GoDaddy Super Bowl puppy to be named soon

(AZCentral.com) - "Spikey," "Rookie," "GoDoggy" and "Halftime" are among hundreds of names suggested so far for GoDaddy's Super Bowl ad star.

"The puppy name suggestions have provided some of the most engaging content GoDaddy has ever had from a social media perspective," GoDaddy spokeswoman Elizabeth Driscoll said Wednesday.

You have just a few more hours to submit your suggested name for the blonde boy star of a GoDaddy Super Bowl commercial.

The Scottsdale-based technology company signed the soft, furry unknown canine to star alongside Danica Patrick in the Super Bowl commercial, which will be filmed Thursday and Friday near Los Angeles.

"He's cute and cuddly. He's soft and sweet," Driscoll said earlier this week.

The little ball of fluff needs a name - and GoDaddy called for the public's help.

Anyone who wants to name the yellow pup should use the hashtag #GoDaddyPuppy before filming starts Thursday.

Post your ideas to the GoDaddy Facebook page, or via Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #GoDaddyPuppy. GoDaddy will pick a name between now and Thursday morning.

"We've had a lot of fun brainstorming ideas and we've even registered a few domain names for the little guy, but we just haven't landed on one we think is just right, so we thought, why not see what the public can come up with for our little 10 pounds of cute," said GoDaddy Chief Marketing Officer Barb Rechterman.

The pup, a male Golden retriever, was born in California in early October and has five siblings. He's being trained by a Hollywood trainer who has worked with on-screen ducks, cows, squirrels and yes, dogs over the years, according to GoDaddy officials.

Danica Patrick, who has been in more Super Bowl ads than any celebrity in history, according to GoDaddy, has suggested a few names, including "Harry" and "Ranger."

The Super Bowl ad is called "Journey Home" and will reflect the journey of a small business owner.

"The company is not revea

Tune in to azcentral.com Thursday at 8 a.m. to learn the winning name. Come back to azcentral.com, go to GoDaddy's Facebook page or check Twitter Thursday morning to learn whether your suggestion is headed to the world's largest advertising stage.ling plot specifics, but promises the commercial will be unpredictable and twist conventional Super Bowl advertising in a way that speaks to how GoDaddy helps make small business owners' lives better by way of easy-to-use technology.

Here are some more cute tweeted names: Rookie, Picasso, Love, Soulful,Jestin, Java, Mongo, Trooper, Spark, and Furball. Tweeter Frank Smith told Danica Patrick on Twitter: "I think the perfect name would be...Rosco P Coltrane."

The Grill Jersey tweeted, "how bout Puff Doggy." Korny Throckmorton suggested, "Fluffy, because that's what he is." Robert Branch suggested, "Browser," and Pestana suggested, "Tweeter." Hazard Saavedra had the idea, "Danica Puptrick."

One suggestion was "Bit.ly," which elicited the response that the puppy's full name would be "Shortened URL." Lancelot, Nugget, Dasher and Webster were mentioned more than once.

Good luck, GoDaddy!


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