The new £370 million hospital for Birmingham and the Black Country is to be called the Midland Metropolitan Hospital.
Bosses of Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust have made the historic decision following a public vote in the Birmingham Mail and canvassing views from the area.
Brummie rock legend Ozzy Osbourne championed the name in a phone vote by the Birmingham Mail saying it was a grand name that could be fondly known as ‘The Met’ when it opens in 2016.
Overall, the Trust received 952 written and phone votes on the shortlisted names.
Names suggested included Birmingham and Black Country Hospital, Grove Lane Hospital and James Brindley Hospital - backed by celebrities Adrian Chiles, Rustie Lee and Ruby Turner respectively.
Although James Brindley was the least popular with only 15 per cent of the vote, the other three results were extremely close, with 29 per cent for Birmingham and Black Country and 28 per cent each for the Metropolitan and Grove Lane titles.
Sue Davis, Trust chairwoman, said: “There seemed to be no general consensus for any particular name, except the one was less popular so it goes to board members to make the final important decision.
“The Midland Metropolitan Hospital is what it will be and long may she serve. This is a historic decision for the future.”
Views were taken from 369 community groups and 349 faith organisations plus 13 community centres in the suburbs affected.
The overall result was reflected in the Birmingham Mail phone vote which saw the Midland Metropolitan get 27 per cent of nearly 200 votes cast, Birmingham and Black Country title on 28 per cent, Grove Lane on 30 per cent and James Brindley on 15 per cent.
There was £90 raised through the phone vote which will be donated to Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust Charitable Fund.
The new state of the art hospital will be built in Grove Lane, Smethwick, to replace City Hospital, in Winson Green, Sandwell Hospital, in West Bromwich, and Rowley Regis Hospital.
Birmingham City Hospital is to undergo a radical overhaul to create same sex wards after bosses were faced with £55million a year fines.
The coalition Government is getting tough with the hospital’s management, telling them if they did not make the £1.5million alterations, they will face the hefty charges.
But doctors and nurses at the hospital, in Dudley Road, Winson Green, are against the move on clinical grounds as it will mean most wards will no longer be based on specialities.
Due to restrictions with Victorian era building, most will be general wards treating men or women with varying illnesses.
Managers fear the best staff could move to other hospitals where they can continue working under their chosen speciality such as rehabilitation, ear nose and throat and respiratory departments.
Sue Davis, Trust chairwoman, said male and female patients were already kept separate on wards but passed each others beds if they needed to go to the bathroom due to the constrictions of such an old building, dating back to the late 1800s.
“It is clear that we have no choice in this,” said Mrs Davis. “I am sure the patients would expect and hope for a nurse who had specialist knowledge in their illness.
"The irony is that most patients will have people of the opposite sex walking past in the end of their beds at visiting times, but that is seen as acceptable.”
The overhaul will see 17 wards at City Hospital changed, affecting 500 nurses plus associated areas like pharmacy.