BOSTON — Children’s Hospital Boston is changing its name to what everybody calls it anyway.

The hospital says it is gradually making the transition to the new name — Boston Children’s Hospital.

Spokeswoman Margaret Coughlin tells The Boston Globe (http://b.globe.com/J0hpNV ) hospital officials first discussed making the name official about two years ago, though the roll-out began only in the past couple of months.

The old name was meant to highlight the hospital’s national profile. This change emphasizes the hospital’s link to the city.

The hospital website, where both names appear, may be updated during a future redesign. The official Facebook page already has the new name.

Coughlin says business cards will be changed as people order more. Signs will be changed only as they need replacing.