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Knitjob Sat 24-Feb-18 23:09:47

Years and years ago we were on holiday a d there was a family with a toddler son called Jed. He was the cutest little kid and somewhere in the back of my mind I've always hankered after my own little Jed.
Do you think Jed is a name in its own right or is it short for something? And if So, what?
Dh thinks Jed is a ridiculous name so it's probably a no but I'm not quite giving up on it yet.

MammaAgata Sat 24-Feb-18 23:12:54

Erm.. no.

HoratioNightboy Sat 24-Feb-18 23:28:56

There are hundreds of boys names Jed without being short for anything, so it's not a question of whether it's a name or not - it is.

It started as a short form of Jedidah, and I have known it used by a couple of Geralds and a Gerard.

I don't think it's ridiculous because it's my brother's name. Saying that, I'm not a huge fan of it, but it's definitely a name!

NotUmbongoUnchained Sat 24-Feb-18 23:30:59

My childhood bestfriends name smile love it.

disneydatknee Sat 24-Feb-18 23:32:04

This is my sons name! Short for jediah. It wasn't a particularly cute baby name but he's 9 now and his friends think it's a cool name. It's not for everyone. But it's different. Can't say I've ever met anyone else with the same name.

MyNewBearTotoro Sat 24-Feb-18 23:34:24

It’s a cute nickname but I’m not sure it works as a stand alone name.

Not sure what it might be short for - all I can think is Jedward!

forestsmurf Sat 24-Feb-18 23:37:57

I think it can be short for jeddrick too.

madeyemoodysmum Sat 24-Feb-18 23:39:14

I like it.

Chrisinthemorning Sat 24-Feb-18 23:40:56

Josiah shortened to Jed -as in President Bartlet (west wing) was a name we considered for DS but it clashed with our surname

NinjagoNinja Sat 24-Feb-18 23:41:13

I've known a few Geds, always short for Gerard.

ScreamingValenta Sat 24-Feb-18 23:41:48

I prefer Jade - though jaded grin for a girl, it's brilliant for a boy.

GrumpySausage Sat 24-Feb-18 23:47:40

I love Jed. Campaigning for it if DC2 is a boy. I'd have Jediah on the birth certificate.

CointreauVersial Sat 24-Feb-18 23:56:20

I know two Jeds.

One is my age (51) and his name was short for Edmund (!)

One is a friend of DS's (18), and his name is just Jed. It really suits him; it's a nice name.

I also really like Jared.

SuperBeagle Sun 25-Feb-18 00:07:53

The only Jed I've known was a complete creep and weirdo.

So, it's a no from me.

IVflytrap Sun 25-Feb-18 00:31:51

I know one Geddy in his 20s. No idea what it's short for, if anything.

Jed feels like it could stand on its own. I quite like it.

ItsJustCheesecake Sun 25-Feb-18 00:41:28

It just makes me think of jedward confused

CatsForgotPassword Sun 25-Feb-18 11:45:01

Jedward lik

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FrancisCrawford Sun 25-Feb-18 12:29:13


Which makes it a no

FrancisCrawford Sun 25-Feb-18 12:29:47

Jedward that should be!

Even the autocorrect hates it

happytobemrsg Sun 25-Feb-18 12:31:30

I've never heard of it before but I don't really like it, sorry.

TallulahBetty Sun 25-Feb-18 12:33:10

Love it! Short for Jedward made me snort though grin

Buxbaum Sun 25-Feb-18 12:36:20

Jed isn't usually a nn for Josiah. Jed Bartlet's nickname in the West Wing is a conflation of his two given names, Josiah Edward.

chocolateavocado99 Sun 25-Feb-18 14:33:59

My brother and my friend are both Jed - short for Jeremy. (Not in the UK)

TSSDNCOP Sun 25-Feb-18 14:43:29

Josiah or Jeremy

I know a Jed for each, both utterly lovely.

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