Sec­ond choice for name wins: Ferry Mcfer­ry­face

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - WORLD -

A new Syd­ney Har­bor ferry will be chris­tened Ferry Mcfer­ry­face — Syd­ney’s sec­ond-fa­vorite choice af­ter the now fa­mous jokey Mc-moniker, Boaty Mcboat­face, which is al­ready the name of an­other ves­sel.

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 honor of the nat­u­ral­ist and broad­caster, and Boaty Mcboat­face be­came the name of one of its re­motely op­er­ated sub­marines.

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.

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