At last! Jon Snow’s real name was revealed by Bran in the epic ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 finale. What do you think of his Targaryen birth name?
And Jon Snow’s name is actually… Aegon Targaryen! Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) made the huge reveal about Jon (Kit Harington) to Sam (John Bradley-West) in the Game of Thrones season 7 finale. Lyanna whispered Jon Snow’s real name to Ned just before she died. Sam and Bran finally put the pieces of the puzzle together regarding Jon Snow after Sam arrived in Winterfell. “He needs to know the truth,” Bran said to Sam about Jon. “About himself.”
Thanks to Sam’s mention about what Gilly discovered in one of the old maester’s diaries, Bran had a vision of Rhaegar and Lyanna’s wedding. “Robert’s Rebellion was built on a lie,” Bran said to Sam. Everyone believed that Rhaegar had kidnapped and raped Lyanna, but that was not the case at all. “He loved her,” Bran continued. “And she loved him.” The beloved King in the North is not Ned Stark’s bastard son. He’s the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen “He’s never been a bastard, “Bran continued, as Jon Snow and Daenerys, his aunt, made love. “He’s the heir to the Iron Throne.”
Fans thought they had learned Jon Snow’s real name way before season 7. Empire Magazine released a story in July 2017 about the highly-anticipated season and wrote that Jon’s birth name was Jaeherys Targaryen. However, one of Empire’s contributing editors revealed on Twitter that the name hadn’t been confirmed by the cast or crew. The name they put in the story was actually based on a popular fan theory. Over the years, fans had a number of theories about Jon Snow’s real name, and some of them turned out to be right! Hear our discussion about all things Game of Thrones by listening to our HollywoodLife podcast!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Jon Snow’s real name? Let us know!