Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Ferry McFerryface Is The Newest Addition To Sydney's Public Transport

Ferry McFerryface Is The Newest Addition To Sydney's Public Transport

"Boaty McBoatFace" tallied the most votes, but NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance didn't want to copy the UK's decision during a recent public poll. The actual victor of the online poll was "Boaty McBoatface", which became an internet hit when the name was chosen by a similar poll for a British scientific research vessel.

Sydneysiders were encouraged to vote on names for the new ferries through the Name Your Ferry website and using the #yourferry hashtag.

The gag is becoming a common theme since the British ship got its name.

Originally is overrated, it would seem.

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

Sydney has a name for the newest yellow vessel traversing the inner-harbour: Ferry McFerryface.

Over 15,000 names were suggested, but silliness prevailed in the end.

"I thought we named ferries after people who deserve recognition, now this ferry name just makes a mockery of those Australians whose names grace the rest of the fleet", the comment read.

The name is now part of a similar tongue-in-cheek trend, with a Trainy McTrainFace in Sweden, and a Sydney racehorse Horsey McHorseFace.

One Facebook user commented on the NSW Public Transport's Facebook post, expressing a feeling that the name made "a mockery" of others in the fleet. The original Boaty McBoatface was even renamed the Sir David Attenborough after officials said the public's choice was unsuitable.

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