My name is Jedidiah Johnson (from the Bible), but everyone
calls me Jed. It's
cool, because I'm the only Jed I know, but it can be a
problem, especially when
I introduce myself. Here's how a normal conversation goes:
JohnDoe: Hello, what's your name?
JohnDoe: Good to meet you, Ked.
Me: No, no, Jed.
Me: No, Jed.
JohnDoe: Oh, sorry, Zeb.
This is no joke. It used to bother me when i was young, but
now I just let
people call me whatever they want.
When I was three or four, I had a t-shirt with "JED"
written across it is red letters. Someone asked my mom if that
was "J-E-D" or "Jed." My mom said, "Yes."
My parents say that when I was born the doctor asked what
my name was going to be. When he heard the answer, he said,
Great site, it's good to know there are so many other Jeds