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Jed for a boy?

(21 Posts)
Imnotok Wed 27-Aug-08 13:43:51

What do you think I'm not Pg yet but I am reading a book with the name in it and really like it .

tokentotty Wed 27-Aug-08 13:46:09

Friend's son is called Ged, I've always liked it. I take it you're not planning on going the whole way and registering him as J/Gedediah though...grin

stillstanding Wed 27-Aug-08 13:47:22

Not really keen. Not a full name in my book

Imnotok Wed 27-Aug-08 13:51:49

{grin] no I already have 5 dc put if everythng is ok and we ae managing we are going to try again in two years so a bit of early planning wink

Iklboo Wed 27-Aug-08 13:54:28

Went to college with a guy called Jed.....OMG he was gorgeous! (and it was his given name, not a short version)

Nyx Wed 27-Aug-08 13:54:42

Jed was the name we were going to call our dd if she'd been a boy...I really like it, it is short, but I thought it was kind of funky. The number of people who just outright hated it though, when I mentioned it, amazed me. I was told it was a hillbilly name. It didn't change our minds though grin Mind you, after all that standing strong against the waves of familial disapproval, dd was born. They were all relieved!

Imnotok Wed 27-Aug-08 13:57:14

You see I called my dd a compromise name as everyone hated the name I always regretted it although her name is pretty I always wish I had stuck to my guns with the original name .

PonderingThoughts Wed 27-Aug-08 14:00:48

I really like it. Think it suits all ages too.

happynappies Wed 27-Aug-08 14:02:07

My Dad changed his name when he was a student from Gerald to Ged after someone in the 1960s programme Z-Cars... He's been Ged ever since, and nobody has ever said anything negative about his name (although it often gets spelled 'Jed'). Go for it.

SydneyB Wed 27-Aug-08 14:02:13

I thought it was an abbreviation of John Edward, traditionally? A friend of mine has a Jed and I always thought it sounded a bit Lady Chatterley/Gardeners World. Which of course there's nothing wrong with.

squeaver Wed 27-Aug-08 14:03:42

Are you a West Wing fan? It's short for Josiah in President Bartlett's case. I like it.

Imnotok Wed 27-Aug-08 14:04:42

No I am not a West wing fan but I like Josiah

kitsmummy Wed 27-Aug-08 15:51:20

Love it, in fact I just tried it out on my husband for our bump, but got a "God No" in response!

LadySanders Wed 27-Aug-08 15:53:42

love it, a friend has a jed, would have happily nicked it for ds2 if dp had agreed

dinny Wed 27-Aug-08 15:56:44

I've got a Ned

but Jed always reminds me of Alan Partridge's Biggest Fan - remember?

everlong Wed 27-Aug-08 17:10:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Majeika Wed 27-Aug-08 17:12:07

I prefer Ned but Jed is good.

stillstanding Wed 27-Aug-08 17:14:28

Apparently since West Wing the number of Jed's and Toby's and Sam's and Josh's has gone up hugely! Friends of mine were appalled that we chose a name that wasnt WW as they think it is the only way to go wink

Chuffinnora Wed 27-Aug-08 17:24:16

I like it but I would assume his full name was Gerald. Not necessarily a bad thing. Probably Gerald, Keith and Alan type names are due for a revival soon.

CuckooSplodgeandTubs Wed 27-Aug-08 17:31:32

I prefer it as a nn for Jeremy/Gerard. or what about Jared iwth nn Red or Jed.

squeaver Wed 27-Aug-08 18:52:20

lol at everyone choosing names from WW

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