In what would probably substantially more thrilling news if this were around mid-2016, it looks like one of Sydney’s iconic ferries is going to be very meme-ishly christened Ferry McFerryface.
The name was picked by Sydneysiders through the Name Your Ferry competition, which solicited votes and suggestions from the internet at large (never a good idea). Much like in the infamous British NERC competition that inspired the name Ferry McFerryface, the actual winning name from the competition was Boaty McBoatface, but Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance told the ABC that they decided to go with the second-winningest:
Given Boaty was already taken by another vessel, we’ve gone with the next most popular name nominated by Sydneysiders. Ferry McFerryface will be the harbour’s newest icon, and I hope it brings a smile to the faces of visitors and locals alike. This one is for the kids.
‘Kids’ seems like an odd way to describe the millennials that undoubtedly were the reason this got voted in, but bless him for his optimism.
Ferry McFerryface will be joining three other new ferries named from the competition, the much more gravely dubbed Victor Chang, Catherine Hamlin, and Fred Hollows.
Be sure to keep an eye out for it on the water and milk the one or two dry chuckles maximum that the name will elicit.