Scientists Put ‘Boaty McBoatface’ To Shame With Their Own Name Game

The Internet recently sailed away with our hearts when it voted “RRS Boaty McBoatface” as the most popular entry in a contest to name a British polar exploration ship.

Since then, scientists have joined in on the fun with a name game of their own.

Using the hashtags #TheInternetNamesAnimals and , people in the science community took to Twitter to share their funny ideas.

Some people really stuck with the Boaty McBoatface formula:

Comet McCometface #TheInternetNamesSpace pic.twitter.com/EHEB8HrtQp

— Alex Parker (@Alex_Parker) March 21, 2016

Others added a bit of personal commentary to the names:

#TheInternetNamesAnimals Stingey McIhopeyoudonthaveanallergy pic.twitter.com/fMjOsN0o9b

— Punny McGroanInciter (@ConnorBlades) March 21, 2016

Nopey McNoMyGod #TheInternetNamesAnimals pic.twitter.com/MGL8ZaPB4P

— Rob O’ Sullivan (@Rob0Sullivan) March 21, 2016

Of course a ton of people stated the obvious:

Spongy McCraterface #TheInternetNamesSpace pic.twitter.com/Px2zVXyDQS

— Alice (@PenguinGalaxy) March 21, 2016

Scaly McGreenNose #TheInternetNamesAnimals pic.twitter.com/bN7hmqoHW0

— Asia Murphy (@am_anatiala) March 21, 2016

Leggy McSparklebum #TheInternetNamesAnimals #wildoz pic.twitter.com/GRq9gfRIus

— Bronwen Scott (@Snailseyeview) March 21, 2016

Shiny McSparkleface #TheInternetNamesSpace pic.twitter.com/vxY61GsytR

— David Wilson (@astrodave2) March 21, 2016

And a few creative individuals deviated completely from anything resembling Boaty McBoatface:

Senator Squiggles #TheInternetNamesAnimals pic.twitter.com/lKVkE7wKuT

— Derek Hennen (@derekhennen) March 21, 2016

THE DEATH STAR, DUH. #theInternetNamesSpace pic.twitter.com/pQCyNz0osP

— Miriam Kramer (@mirikramer) March 21, 2016

Pantless Thunder-Goose #TheInternetNamesAnimals pic.twitter.com/S0iKonLUhA

— Jarod K. Anderson (@JarodAnderson) March 22, 2016

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