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$300 million polar research ship could be named the 'RSS Boaty McBoatFace'

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A state-of-the-art, $300 million polar research ship could soon be named the "RRS Boaty McBoatFace."

British officials requested inspirational names, like a historical figure or landmark -- but "Boaty McBoatface" has gotten more than 26,000 votes.

In a distant second place with about 3,000 votes, is the RRS Henry Worsley, in honor of the explorer who died in January while attempting a solo trek across the Antarctic.

Other suggestions included RRS Usain Boat and RRS Ice Ice Baby.

Officials aren't required to pick the name with the most votes.

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