The name was scrapped and the ship will be called RRS Sir David Attenborough.
Showing at least a little bit of political savvy, Jo Johnson didn't completely discard the people's choice: RRS Sir David Attenborough will be outfitted with a number of remotely operated underwater vehicles (see gallery above), and one of those will be called Boaty McBoatface. Hopefully they'll paint a dorky face on the front of its torpedo-like frame.You know they couldn't just go with a name like this. Science!!! is too serious for such a juvenile name.
Vorador wrote:The outcome of pretty much every government consultation ever, right there.While it was somewhat obvious that a name like that wasn't gonna fly, i still find ironic that the government ask for your opinion but when it doesn't like said opinion, they do whatever they want.