What do Australians think about Ferry McFerryface?

What do Australians think about Ferry McFerryface?

What do Australians think about Ferry McFerryface?

Updated 14 November 2017, 17:35 AEDT

A decision to name Sydney's newest public transport vessel Ferry McFerryface sees some defending the online poll and others describing the situation as "ridiculous".

A decision to name Sydney's newest public transport vessel Ferry McFerryface has split the harbour city.

Some are defending the online poll, in which members of the public could decide the names for several new ships, while others are describing the situation as "ridiculous".

Maritime Union of Australia assistant branch secretary Paul Garrett this morning even accused the State Government of "taking the mickey" out of NSW public transport.

"I am just wondering why Sydney Harbour has to suffer a second-hand joke from the UK," he told 2GB.

"Three of the vessels named Victor Chang, Kathryn Hamlin and Fred Hollows are iconic Australians, Bungaree and Pemulwuy are two iconic Indigenous leaders and now we go with this nonsense which was a rejected joke in the United Kingdom."

However, others are not taking it quite as seriously and see it as a bit of fun for children.

Check out the results of a straw poll at Circular Quay.

Megan

"It's pretty ridiculous really but it will be a laugh for the city."

Max

"I think it's a bit silly, I think it should have something more practical and more Australian, perhaps something dedicated to someone in the past in Australian history."

Gavin

"Not that impressed with it to be honest, it seems a bit cheesy really. I wish it was something more iconic or named after someone that was iconic."

Tara and Cara

"It's pretty cool, it's funny, I reckon it would work." — Cara

"I love it, absolutely love it, I reckon you can't take things too seriously and that's exactly it." — Tara

Leslie and Tony

"I like it, I think it is fun." — Leslie

"It's a pretty quirky play on the job that the boat does." — Tony

Siah

"It sounds interesting, it sounds cool."

Jill

"I thinks that's probably fun for the kids, off to Manly or off to the zoo ... as long it's not a connotation with the fast food chain."