THE PUBLIC have had their say on the new proposed name for the upcoming unitary authority.

County McCountyface was one of several name suggestions for the new unitary council covering, South Lakeland, Barrow and Eden in a public poll held by Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron.

But Westmorland and Furness topped the poll receiving almost 800 votes from the public.

Nearly 2,000 people casted their vote to find a name of the new authority, following the Government’s decision to reorganise Cumbria’s councils earlier this summer.

Jeffrey Holt joked: "I saw a huge box being taken away from the voting place with the words 'County McCountyface' on.

"Obviously rigged."

Ellsgran didn't see the humour: "Boaty McBoatface wasn't witty or funny and neither is this."

Boris' Johnson said: "We could just call it 'Southerner's Second Home County'.

Some thought back to the 1974 re-organisation.

Notfarwrong said: "Cumbria/Lancashire Disputed Territory."

While Greg Rose said: "North Lancashire, fixed it."

The Observer didn't agree with the process.

They said: "What's the point in letting people vote, Look what happened in Birkenhead asking the public to vote for a ships name. Totally stupid."

Junction 36 said: "Westmorland ceased to exist in 1974, why would you call it that."

MP Tim Farron said: “People are very attached to their history and heritage so I’m not surprised to see a name with ‘Westmorland’ in the title end up being the most popular option.

“Whether Westmorland and Furness ends up being the name of the new council we’ll have to wait and see, but what I think is really important is that the final decision has the support of local people – not simply a name dreamt up by officials sat behind a desk in London.”