Okay, so this morning we wrote about how there weren’t going to be any Game of Thrones season 7 spoilers – and, well, we’ve got some news for you. And it’s real big. Yes, yes, we know we told you otherwise, but this has come from one Reddit user, so we can’t really know if it’s a fact, or fiction. Just don’t shoot the messenger Jon Snow fans…
So, have you ever wondered what Jon Snow’s real name is? One Reddit user has published a photo of what they confirm as the next publication in Empire Magazine. Most importantly, the page includes a description of the new season, where it says,
As we saw in the last episode of season six, Bran’s (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) psychic time-traveling ‘green sight’ revealed the true nature of Jon’s birth heritage and his real name: Jaehaerys Targaryen.
HOLD THE DRAGON EGG, WHAT THE HECK?!
In season six, we did learn about Jon Snow’s real parents – Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, but there was no direct mention of his real name. However, there was a scene where Lyanna whispered a name into Ned Star’s ear, and some uber-GoT fans and super lip-readers did decipher the whisperings as Jaehaerys Targaryen. So could we be officially finding out that Jon Snow isn’t really Jon Snow in season seven? We’re not even sure we want to know.
The name would make sense, though. Before Jon Snow were two other kings named Jaehaerys – there was one who reigned for just a short amount of time, and another who was the father of the Mad King, Aerys (for short). And the latter is Jon Snow’s great grandfather. Gotta keep the name in the family, right? But it doesn’t stop there. Game of Thrones fans will know that the last Jaehaerys in the family received a prophecy about a Prince Who Was Promised – and, well…all fingers point to Jon Snow. Or whatever the heck his name is now.