Has Jon Snow's Real Name Finally Been Confirmed?

Ned Stark was forced to keep a secret for his sister in Game of Thrones

One of the long-running sagas of Game of Thrones revolves around Jon Snow's mysterious name and parentage. With only 13 episodes left in the series, the reveal of Jon Snow's name will likely play a major part in his arc during the remaining, abbreviated seasons. Those Targaryen did like to keep it in the family. At the end of Season Six, we learned that Jon Snow is actually the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen and given to Ned Stark to raise as his own-confirming the R+L=J theory fans have had for years. A Reddit user by the name of theshivsharma shared an alleged image from the upcoming issue that claims to reveal the true nature of Jon's birth heritage as well as his real name. His long rule was prosperous and he was aided by his sister-wife Alysanne, who convinced Jaehaerys to expand the Night's Watch and granted them the land now known as the New Gift. Jaehaerys would be a good pick as the name isn't associated with any real negative connotations, like Aerys, Maegor, etc. But if it is true, the name Jaehaerys could be another sign that Jon is the legendary Prince That Was Promised, a figure in an ancient prophesy who is supposed to "deliver the world from darkness". His wife Elia could not have any more children, and he knew there must be a third child (The dragon must have three heads). It was that very prophecy that prompted Rhaegar to pursue Lyanna in the first place, in order to fulfill the prophecy. While the baby was not *really em *Game of Thrones Season 6 finale, "The Winds of Winter", Lyanna gave birth to a boy, and Ned took him away for safety.

To be clear, that name is still unofficial because HBO and Martin himself haven't confirmed it to be true...yet. Following his namesake, Jaehaerys Targaryen II also reigned over the Seven Kingdoms, and though his time on the throne was short, he brought stability to the realm and improved the relations between the houses that were damaged by his predecessor, Aegon V. But it has been argued that those prophecies are about two different people, which could mean that Dany is the resurrection of Azor Ahai and Jon Snow is the PTWP.




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