Campaign to get the Commonwealth Games Bull a new name launches - suggestions so far

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The iconic animatronic bull which wowed the world at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony is on his way back to Birmingham - but needs some help. Here’s the suggestions so far

It stunned audiences across the world as it made its way on to the centre stage of the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony at the Alexander Stadium last summer.

Now the Commonwealth Games bull is on its way home to Birmingham after some much needed TLC following its stint outdoors next door to the Hall of Memory in Centenary Square - where four million people flocked to meet it.

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The 10m tall animatronic bull was destined for the scrap heap after the Games launched, but its impressive performance - which saw it raging in pain alongside actors representing chainmakers from the Industrial Revolution - captured the imagination of many and a campaign was launched to save it.

But there’s something missing before the Commonwealth Games bull can take up his new home at Grand Central with the help of Network Rail.

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street revealed this morning that his owners are still looking for a name for the Commonwealth Games bull, which is also called the Brummie Bull and Raging Bull.

And you are invited to help. There’s an email address you can send suggestions too here @NetworkRailBHM. Andy Street has also invited people to add suggestions to his Twitter feed (see below). So far Ozzy has been the most popular suggestions, with the god father of metal making a surprise appearance at the Closing Ceremony of the Games. All the entrie have to be made by June 7.

So far suggestions have included:

  • Iron Bull
  • Ozzy
  • Ozzy Bull Esq
  • Brumble
  • Bullingdon
  • Sabbath
  • Rambo
  • Shelby
  • Benny off Crossroads
  • Taurus
  • Bully
  • Terri bull

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