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For a while, the momentum behind "Boaty McBoatface" seemed insurmountable - and then it was. Now, its successor has sprung up in #Australia's Sydney Harbor, and it will not be denied. After a public vote, "#Ferry McFerryface" was named, to the surprise of absolutely nobody. A new fleet of vessels arrived in the harbor and needed to be named, so it was only right that a democratic decision led to yet another silly name taking up space in our Earth's waters. Hopefully, it won't have any incidents with "Boaty McBoatface" in the near future. A report by ABC News relayed this information.

'Ferry McFerryface' wins the vote

Actually, "Ferry McFerryface" did not technically win the vote.

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The name finished with the second-most ballots, as the people of one of Australia's biggest cities actually voted for "Boaty McBoatface" to win the name game. Because the people of Great Britain had recently named a research vessel with the moniker, however, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance decided to rule it out.

The fever of following the formulaic name has spread like a virus across the globe. There's a "Trainy McTrainface" in Sweden and a "Horsey McHorseface" in Australia. In that sense, "Ferry McFerryface" may be lacking a creative edge. But Constance believes the name will bring a smile to the faces of Aussie kids, which matters much more than the name of a random harbor vessel.

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'Name Your Ferry' contest a hit

It's important to note that not every silly name like "Ferry McFerryface" has its day in Australia - a Melbourne station was not allowed to adopt the name "Station McStationface." The other names for the new vessels in Sydney are a lot more normal, however, named for significant figures such as heart surgeon Victor Chang, obstetrician Catherine Hamlin, and ophthalmologist Fred Hollows. The names were then considered by a four-person panel of significant figures in the community.

The new fleet of ferries will be equipped with wi-fi access, charging stations for electronics, improved storage areas, and improved accessibility to those with disabilities. Overall, they should make an improved shuttle experience for Australians who come to visit the city to explore its beautiful harbors and tourist attractions.

So try your best not to laugh when boarding "Ferry McFerryface" on a journey across Sydney Harbor - it was the people's will to have the name adorn the exemplary vessel, after all. Just don't ask any of the ferry operators what they think about the new names. #Sydney Harbour