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Sydney ferry named Ferry McFerryface after 'Boaty' overruled

14 November 2017, 03:23 | Cesar Cruz

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Why should we have expected any less?

Ferry McFerryFace was the second most popular choice, with the most votes actually going to the name Boaty McBoatface.

Given Boaty was already taken by another vessel, we've gone with the next most popular name nominated by Sydneysiders.

More than two years on from a public vote to name the city's new fleet ferries, Transport NSW has announced that Ferry McFerryface will, officially, hit the water.

Ferry McFerryface is part of Sydney's new, modern ferry fleet that will carry 400 passengers, have Wi-Fi, and advanced facilities for the disabled.

While others said the name makes a mockery of the distinguished Australians who have their names on the ferries.

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The remainder have been named after prominent Sydney Aborigines Bungaree and Pemulwuy and Australian medical doctors Victor Chan, Catherine Hamlin and Fred Hollows.

NSW Public Transport recently ran a "Name Your Ferry" competition, which they were no doubt hoping would inspire a similar level of excitement and meme-worthiness as the similar United Kingdom competition.

"This one is for the kids", said NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance.

Watch Andrew Constance discuss the genesis of Ferry McFerryface, below.

But the UK's Natural Environment Research Council decided not to use the name, instead choosing instead "Sir David Attenborough".

It joins other spin-offs from the original name including a Swedish train named Trainy McTrainyface and an Australian racehorse named Horsey McHorseface.



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