Officials at the agency wouldn't comment on the likelihood of actually naming the ship RSS Boaty McBoatface, but said they were happy about the "enthusiasm and creativity" they've seen so far. Additional ridiculous suggestions include things like "Bloody Cold Here," "What Iceberg, Captain Haddock," and "Big Metal Floaty Thingy-thing," per the report. Luckily, the NERC will continue to accept suggestions and votes in the naming process until April 16th, so hopefully, traffic to the site will die down by then. Although the people's choice is already clear, the ship's official name will be decided by a panel later this year.
"Boaty McBoatface" will make its first major research voyage to Antartica sometime in 2019, and maybe -- if were lucky -- it'll actually still have that name.