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What could Jed me short for?

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Mclaren37 Wed 01-Feb-17 04:14:19

I overheard the name Jed for a boy recently and really quite like it. I know it's a stand alone name but it seems a bit nick-namey to me and I prefer longer names. Can anyone think of a name it could be short for? or a nickname for?

thanks!

Mclaren37 Wed 01-Feb-17 04:15:37

*be short for. hmm

Gracey1231 Wed 01-Feb-17 04:16:23

Jared? Gerrard? I think!

Nicae Wed 01-Feb-17 04:16:34

Edward?

NightWanderer Wed 01-Feb-17 04:16:35

My cousin is Jed short for Jeremy.

Moonywormtailpadfootprongs Wed 01-Feb-17 04:17:40

Jedediah

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Wed 01-Feb-17 04:23:33

I have a cousin called Gerrard, his nickname is Jed.

Thurlow Wed 01-Feb-17 04:30:56

In the West Wing it's short for Josiah

Mclaren37 Wed 01-Feb-17 04:32:02

Ooh I quite like Gerard. Ged would be a nice spelling too. Not quite so keen on Jedediah.

Spring2016 Wed 01-Feb-17 04:39:20

The only Jed I have heard of is Jed Clampett from The Beverly Hillbillies.

BigGreenOlives Wed 01-Feb-17 04:43:23

Gerald

Perfectlypurple Wed 01-Feb-17 05:53:54

Jedward

MarilynWhirlwindRocks Wed 01-Feb-17 06:11:54

Jerome?

minmooch Wed 01-Feb-17 06:24:35

Short for Edmund

CPtart Wed 01-Feb-17 06:25:32

I know a Ged, 11, short for Gerard.

2cats2many Wed 01-Feb-17 06:27:04

Jedward?

youarenotkiddingme Wed 01-Feb-17 06:31:20

It could be short for Jeremy. But I think you'd have to guide that one!

Afreshstartplease Wed 01-Feb-17 06:32:38

Dammit I came on to say jedward

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 01-Feb-17 06:36:34

I think Ged might get different pronounciations. I'd stay with the Jed spelling. I only know one when he was a little boy, he must be almost 30 now. He was just Jed not short for anything.

EccentricPickle Wed 01-Feb-17 06:37:08

grin Jedward! Some people have been watching too much Celebrity Big Brother! 😂

I like Jeremy or Jared.

pinkhorse Wed 01-Feb-17 06:55:21

It just makes me think of Jedward!! 😂

GrumpySausage Wed 01-Feb-17 06:58:36

I love Jed. I always think it is short for Jedidiah.

JC23 Wed 01-Feb-17 07:02:01

I would think Jeremy.
Jared is nice.

Eggsbutnobacon Wed 01-Feb-17 07:19:25

I know a Jed, short for Jeremy.

Pipilangstrumpf Wed 01-Feb-17 09:39:05

I'd think Gerald

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