'Boaty McBoatface' Rejected as Research Ship's Name

The British government rejected the voters' choice, choosing to honor Sir Richard Attenborough instead.
0:39 | 05/06/16

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for 'Boaty McBoatface' Rejected as Research Ship's Name
The people voted online and they chose the name. Boating at both face. Potter magic did government not so thrilled with that Joyce so it's decided to go and a different direction. And they're naming the vessel the sir Richard Attenborough. Instead after the world famous naturalist now in a nod to the voting public a small boat used by the ship's crew will be named bode who. So that's half the voting with bold faced name lives on you disquieting got to do this ever had a coach Mick can't make this stuff up democracy gone awry there have.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"0:39","description":"The British government rejected the voters' choice, choosing to honor Sir Richard Attenborough instead.","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/GMA","id":"38925039","title":"'Boaty McBoatface' Rejected as Research Ship's Name","url":"/GMA/video/boaty-mcboatface-rejected-research-ships-38925039"}