Did you hear Jerry Springer interviewed on Front Row on Friday? He explained how he had spent the first five years of his life in London, his Jewish parents' having fled to England from Hitler's Germany…
Fancy escaping the Nazis, living through the Blitz, then calling your son Jerry!
It's probably short for Gerhardt!
Wikipedia says it's Gerald Norman Springer, which is bad enough, and he's English! Or at least as English as Tony Blair is Scottish.
Norman? whow would have a middle name like Norman?...well, me actually. Woody sounding kind of a word, don't you think?
My dad's middle name is Norman, but everyone calls him by that name because he can't stand his first name, which is, erm… Richard.
Go figure, as they say in America.
Your Dad gave you a name he hates so much that he uses "Norman" instead?
All becomes clear.