My full name is Jerome K. Lengel. When transfered
to another school
in sixth grade there were now three Jerrys
this small class of 22.
There was a Jeremiah who was called Jere, a
who was called Jerry and
now me who was called Jerry.
Needless to say this was confusing when the name
Jerry was called out. Something had to be done.
So, the one named Gerald who had skipped 2
was shorter than
the rest of us he got the name of Shorty.
retained the name Jere.
My mother started calling me JED and the rest
history. I've been Jed ever since and the
only Jed that surfaced afterwards was Jed Clampett of the
Hill Billies. I am 69 today so
you know how long I've had this name.
It was only in the last 10 years that I have seen
the name surfaced------such as JED Duval
the TV broadcaster and a few others from some
schools that I know.
Since the name was so unusual no one ever said
who" when I
would call someone on the phone. I was the only
they knew. I liked my
name since I felt I was almost one of a kind. I'm
glad to see it is
gaining in popularity. Thanks for alowing me to
part of your website.
Keep up the good work.
Jerome "JED' Lengel