August 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

Diminutive of “Edward“,  “Edmund”, “Edwin“, “Edgar”, etc.

Ed, Edd, Eddi, Eddie, Eddy, Nedd, Neddie, Neddy, Ted, Tedd, Teddie, Teddy, etc.

Ned Hale, Ruth Varnum’s fiancé (and later husband), whose romance fares far better than does Ethan’s, in Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome (written in 1911, but set in the 1890s or first few years of the 1900s).
Ned Hamlyn, the friend and fellow boarder who helps Jim to set right the mess he has impulsively made of his situation, in “The Tragedy of the Unexpected”, from Nora Perry’s The Tragedy of the Unexpected and Other Stories (published in 1880, but set in the 1870s).

Ned Buntline (1821-1886), pen name of American journalist, publicist, publisher, and writer Edward Zane Carroll (E.Z.C.) Judson, Sr.
Ned Calmer (1907-1986), American author and journalist.
Ned Fairchild (b. 1929), pen name of American songwriter Nelda Fairchild.
Ned Marin (1896-1955), American producer and screenwriter.
Ned Miller (b. 1925), American singer and songwriter.
Ned O’Gorman (1929-2014), American author, educator, and poet.
Ned Rorem (b. 1923), American composer and diarist.
Ned Sherrin (1931-2007), English author, broadcaster, and director.
Ned Vizzini (1981-2013), American novelist.
Ned (Edward) Ward (1667-1731), English publican and satirist.
Ned Washington (1901-1976), American lyricist.


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