A new secondary school being built at Redland in north Bristol is to be called Redland Green School.
The school is scheduled to open in 2007
The governing board met on Wednesday night to vote from a shortlist of four proposed names.
Governor Tim Trout said geography played a part in the decision which rejected the other nominations - Courthill, Cranbrook and Paul Dirac.
The £30m school, which will house more than 945 pupils plus 450 sixth form students, is due to open in 2007.