New Sydney ferry to be named Ferry McFerryface

New Sydney ferry to be named Ferry McFerryface

In March 2016, the naming of a polar research vessel was put to an online public vote which finished with more than 16,500 votes for the amusing designation - and a vote this month for the name of a new ferry in Sydney has ended in a similar fashion.

The results are in and Australians have chosen Ferry McFerryface as the official name for one of the iconic Sydney Harbour ferryboats, according to the New South Wales Public Transport Facebook page.

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

"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.

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Over 15,000 different names were submitted to the competition.

Three other ferries have been named after notable Australian doctors Victor Chang, Fred Hollows and Catherine Hamlin.

'We asked Sydney to name their new ferries and we have listened.

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. Since then, an express train in Sweden was reportedly named Trainy McTrainface and a racehorse in Sydney was named Horsey McHorseface past year. A former BBC presenter, James Hand, suggested Boaty McBoatface, which then topped the United Kingdom poll, but the minister intervened and the ship was named RRS Sir David Attenborough, with one of its submersibles named Boaty McBoatface.

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