Appearing to drown all hope that the U.K.’s new $300 million research vessel will be named “Boaty McBoatface,” Science Minister Jo Johnson says the ship needs a more “suitable” name…

But Johnson was firm, saying, “I think we were clear when launching the competition that we were looking for a name that would be in keeping with the mission.”…

The Natural Environment Research Council has said a final decision on the name “will be announced in due course.”