@Left Hand posted:
According to Chris Bourke's book (page 79)
"They even went to the local library to find a solution [the name]. Looking through books at random, Neil came across a phase which was suitable for the album's title. It seemed to reflect the lifestyle they'd been leading: Crowded House...."
So it appears the band's name was Neil's idea.
I thought it was meant to be the name of the first album before it became the bands name ?