What a great site! I never realized
were so many Jeds out there. Mine is actually a planned
My parents named me James Edward Davis with the
intention of calling me by my initials, Jed. So I've been
Jed since I was born, even though I've had to
correct people at school, work, the doctor's office, etc.
It actually takes me a while to respond to James
when people call me that.
I think that makes me a true Jed at heart.
I was born in Wilmington, Ohio, 20 years ago, but
moved to Dallas, Texas when I was eight,
so I have a "yankee" accent here in Texas.
assumes my name is Chad when I say it because apparently Jed is
"jay-ud" and I just didn't know it.
My mom overheard me on the phone one time
explaining my name by telling the person on the other end of the line
"Yes, Jed, as in
'Come and listen to a story. . .'" She told me she didn't name me
him, and I'd better cut that out if I knew what was good for me.
now I introduce myself, as I'm sure so many of you do as "Jed, J-E-D"
followed by "No, D as in Delta")
Anyway, I'm really glad to see so many Jeds out
there, and that
there is a place for us to congregate and share
Proud to be a Jed,