Yep, Sydney Just Named Its New Ferry 'Ferry McFerryface'


Yep, Sydney Just Named Its New Ferry 'Ferry McFerryface'

Australians voted to name a Sydney Harbour boat Ferry McFerryface.

Courtesy of an online voting contest, the new ship's official name will be Ferry McFerryface.

But Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said they wanted to avoid a double up.

The New South Wales government's public transport body announced on Monday night that the label has officially been picked as the name for its newest ferry after it was deemed one of the most popular from a public competition voted on by hundreds of Sydneysiders.

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

The joke continued in Australia and Boaty McBoatFace topped the Sydney poll, but because it was already being used, organisers chose the runner up, Ferry McFerryFace.

"Ferry McFerryface will be the harbour's newest icon, and I hope it brings a smile to the faces of visitors and locals alike".

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

Three of the six already chosen are the Victor Chang (after the late heart surgeon), Fred Hollows (optalmologist) and Catherine Hamlin (obstetrician).

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.

The original Boaty McBoatface vote ended with the vessel being named RSS Sir David Attenborough, with a smaller submersible taking the title.