Funny McBlogpost

By now, you’ve probably heard about the online naming contest that may leave Britain’s Natural Environment Research Council stuck with a research vessel named “Boaty McBoatface.” (Spoiler alert: The Council will likely veto the idea.)

This sent the Twitterati aflutter, and soon the hashtag #TheInternetNamesAnimals was producing such alternate monikers as:

If you see an example you like, you can use Twitter’s embed function to paste the message into the comments below (or you can just say what the name is).

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30 thoughts on “Funny McBlogpost

  1. Mal March 26, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    Why don’t they just stick with the original name? I think “Name of Vessel” is very classy.

    • ^oo^ March 26, 2016 / 11:27 pm

      I’ve always been fond of “YOUR NAME HERE”.

      • ^oo^ March 26, 2016 / 11:29 pm

        Then again, if it is a Polar Research Ship, I’m sure they would appreciate no ice, so let’s call it “NEAT”.

      • Julia March 26, 2016 / 8:30 pm


  2. Amy March 26, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    Glad I wasn’t drinking anything when I read these!

    • Lurkingduck March 26, 2016 / 4:40 pm


      • debg March 27, 2016 / 2:13 pm


  3. Julie March 26, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    And some say that the Brits don’t have a sense of humour!

  4. Starfish March 26, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    Dug this out of my Twitter faves. Doesn’t have the hashtag, but it still fits.

    I'm in favour of having these replace their current scientific names— Baby Animals (@BabyAnimalPics) March 16, 2016

        • fkaWaldenPond March 27, 2016 / 9:51 pm

          You two, me too! Those are my favourites- Danger Noodle and Pantless Thunder-Goose. πŸ™‚ And btw, I apologize to the ntmtom gang for being such a bossy, grumpy, have-my-say commenter recently. I am making active concerted efforts to turn-my-frown-upside-downsie. *sorry folks*

  5. 6rabbits March 27, 2016 / 12:52 am

    Welllllll…I guess Britain’s Natural Environment Research Council learned a leetle lesson about asking the Internet for anything…πŸ˜‰

  6. Circe March 27, 2016 / 3:07 am

    I voted for Boaty McBoatface! That is hilarious, I can’t stop laughing!

    • Faye March 27, 2016 / 11:40 am

      Perfectly realized. In my head Boaty McBoatface sounds like Mr. Bill: Ooooo Nooooo! Oooo Noooo!

      • Jan March 28, 2016 / 8:30 am

        OMG Now I *totally* hear that now!

    • debg March 27, 2016 / 2:19 pm

      Dying over here–so wonderful.

  7. Sowmya Dakshinamurti March 27, 2016 / 9:57 am

    Longtime lurker here (and former CO refugee) – how about Throatwarbler Mangrove, pronounced Luxury Yacht?

      • Faye March 27, 2016 / 11:47 am

        I forgot this one. Thaaank you!!
        I miss Mr. Chapman. Good to see him in his prime.

    • Smartypants March 27, 2016 / 4:18 pm

      Nice to meet you, Sowmya – glad you found your way here!

  8. debg March 27, 2016 / 2:19 pm

    They need to go with Boaty McBoatface as an homage to Eddie Izzard’s riff on Engelbert Humperdinck choosing his stage name. I’m *reasonably* certain CuteOverload picked up that riff and popularized it to a larger audience–does anybody remember naming contests for certain baby beluga whales? We have to build momentum, people! Do it for Eddie! Do it in loving memory of CO!

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