The other boats in this batch of new ferries have more traditional names thus far: "Victor Chang (Australian heart surgeon), Fred Hollows (ophthalmologist) and Catherine Hamlin (obstetrician)," the Australia Broadcasting Corporation reports. Making tributes to exemplary people is an understandable impulse, but Ferry McFerryface is clearly the winner of the name game.
Not everyone is thrilled about the results of the poll. "It was funny when the Brits proposed Boaty McBoatface. It was still funny when the Swedes used Trainy McTrainface," a Facebook user was as saying quoted by USA Today. "Sadly the joke is wearing thin now though, and Ferry McFerryface just doesn't roll off the tongue as easily."
It's also sad that people lose their capacity for joy over dumb jokes. Ferry McFerryface is incredibly hard to say. It's a terrible name for a boat. This is its genius.