Boat Names As our new boat is named after a flower, I thought I’d keep an eye out and see how much of a popular tradition that actually is- Not very by the looks of it. Seen on the 4th May 2014. Coventry Canal Not a flower, but it had to be included!! Seen on the 21st June 2014. Trent & Mersey Canal at Swarkestone. Narrowboat Names are obviously like buses- you don’t see any for ages, then two come at once!! seen on the 21st June 2014. Trent & Mersey Canal at Alrewas .