Of Course The Internet Named This Australian Boat 'Ferry McFerryface'

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Hundreds of Sydneysiders voted for the name in a public competition, with NSW Public Transport revealing the official title on social media overnight.

A year ago a British poll voted to name a research vessel Boaty McBoatface, inspiring similar monikers elsewhere.

Sydneysiders were encouraged to vote on names for the new ferries through the Name Your Ferry website and using the #yourferry hashtag.

Ferry McFerryface will soon be gracing Sydney Harbour after a competition to name the city's new ferries.

Mr Constance said he hoped that Sydney harbour's "newest icon" would be popular with locals and visitors.

One of the new fleet, previously named by the public, the Catherine Hamlin Ferry.

The New South Wales government received more than 15,000 suggestions for six cross harbour vessels in a ferry-naming competition.

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

The name is a variation on a joke that began with a similar competition for a British research vessel previous year.

"I thought we named ferries after people who deserve recognition, now this ferry name just makes a mockery of those Australians whose names grace the rest of the fleet", the comment read.

The British vessel was ultimately christened Sir David Attenborough in honour of the naturalist and broadcaster, although one of its remotely operated submarines was named Boaty McBoatface.

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