I found jed.com and read the "why" page about
My given name is actually Jed (no more, no
When my parents were choosing a name for
me, they wanted to name me after my paternal
John and then give me the middle name of my father, Edward. Well, since
I already had a grandfather named John and also an uncle with the same
name (my dad's older brother), they decided to concatenate the name Jed
from John Edward.
Just thought you would like to know...