Instead, they were inspired by a beloved Memey McMemeface: Boaty McBoatface, the almost-name of a research vessel that charmed UK citizens last year
. Sadly, at the time, the Natural Environment Research Council overruled almost 125,000 votes and dubbed the ship RRS Sir David Attenborough
Since then, the “Somethingy McSomethingFace” convention has endured in jest, and now in earnest.
This time, democracy will not die in darkness, and MTR Express has promised the name Trainy McTrainface will stay on track.
Trainy McTrainface was the second MTR Express train Swedes voted on through public polls in the Metro newspaper
. The name received 49% of the votes, against Håkan, — a Swedish musician — Poseidon and Miriam.
The new train’s name has sparked excitement, as Boaty McBoatface did when it first made a splash across the Internet. Some fans on Twitter say they want to go to Sweden just to ride the