Sydney ferry named Ferry McFerryface after 'Boaty' overruled
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SYDNEY, Australia — A new Sydney Harbor ferry will be christened Ferry McFerryface — Sydney's second
New South Wales state government officials overruled the most popular name for the ferry after the trendsetter was first snubbed last year as a name for a British polar survey vessel. That ship was christened Sir David Attenborough in
"Given 'Boaty' was already taken by another vessel, we've gone with the next most popular name nominated by Sydneysiders," New South Wales Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said in a statement Tuesday.
"Ferry McFerryface will be the
Ferry McFerryface joins the ranks of Trainy McTrainface, a Swedish express train, and Horsey McHorseface, a Sydney racehorse, after a trend started by a suggestion from a former BBC radio host.
Sydney residents have been encouraged for the past year to name six boats in a new Sydney Harbor fleet through the Name Your Ferry
The other new ferries were named after prominent Sydney Aborigines Bungaree and Pemulwuy and Australian medical doctors Victor Chan, Catherine Hamlin and Fred Hollows.