Thanks to democracy, there will be a Sydney ferry named Ferry McFerryface

Andrew Cummings
November 14, 2017

Why should we have expected any less?

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.

"Given Boaty was already taken by another vessel, we've gone with the next most popular name nominated by Sydneysiders", Mr Constance said, no doubt using the word "vessel" in an attempt to add nobility to what is a ridiculous situation.

Sydney has brought a dead joke back to life in order to name a new ferry "Ferry McFerryface".

Though Sydney's water transit has some restrictions on animals, at least the possibility exists for Australia's own Horsey McHorseface to climb aboard.

Officials overruled the trend-setting favourite name that was rejected by British officials previous year as the name of a new polar survey vessel, New South Wales Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said.

Ferry McFerryface joins the ranks of Trainy McTrainface, a Swedish express train, and Horsey McHorseface, a Sydney racehorse, after an worldwide online trend started by a suggestion from a former BBC radio host.

"This one is for the kids."

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 UK's polar research ship was ultimately named RRS Sir David Attenborough after it was deemed to be a "more suitable" title.

The ship's name has been the subject of much conversation online.

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