Of Course the Internet Named This Australian Boat 'Ferry McFerryface'

Phil Noble  Reuters                   The sum of the UK Government's love for its people

More than 15,000 suggestions were made for the competition to name the six new inner-harbour ferries.

It's official. We have named the final ferry in the new fleet.

They certainly weren't expecting that they would have to name the new vessel something ludicrous like Ferry McFerryface.

The internet's commitment to the [thing] y Mc [thing] face construction has been steadfast so far, beginning in 2016 with a British research vessel dubbed-under similar polling circumstances-Boaty McBoatface.

"Given Boaty was already taken by another vessel, we've gone with the next most popular name nominated by Sydneysiders", Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

But "this one is for the kids" Mr Constance reiterated on Monday.

The Boaty McBoatface legacy has spread worldwide, with an express train in Sweden named Trainy McTrainface earlier this year and a team at Sydney's Warwick Farm racecourse naming their horse Horsey McHorseface last year.

Although the UK's Natural Environment Research Council ignored the will of the public, deciding to name their boat the RSS Sir David Attenborough, our transport department nevertheless saw fit to avoid a double-up.

The newly-christened Ferry McFerryface will join three other ferries named in the competition, called Victor Change, Catherine Hamlin and Fred Hollows.

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.

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