Isaac Hempstead Wright Confirms Jon Snow's Real Name

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones

SKYKit Harington as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones

Seven of those episodes comprise season 7 and six is confirmed to be the count for the eighth and final season next year.

Ahead of Game Of Thrones seventh season, it appears we now know Jon Snow's real name.

What's in a name?

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"As we saw in the last episode of season 6, Bran's psychic time-travelling "greensight" revealed the true nature of Jon's birth heritage and his real name: Jaehaerys Targaryen", the actor allegedly says in the interview. It is now theoretical and unconfirmed by HBO. It's highly possible that Lyanna gave Jon a *very* Targaryen name, like Jaehaerys. Not so much because of the intricate Game of Thrones mythology, but because the name Jon Snow just sounds so much folksier than Jaehaerys Targaryen.

Could it be true?

If Lyanna named Jon after Jaehaerys, it likely means that she was not abducted against her will by Rhaegar Targaryen - made to be a spoil of war.

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If you're all caught up with HBO's Game of Thrones, you'll no doubt recall the rousing scene from "The Winds of Winter", in which the many house of northerly Westeros, spurred on by the fierce Lyanna Mormont, declared Kit Harington's bastard to be the rightful (?) King of the North.

In the interview, Wright discusses how Bran, who witnessed Ned Stark's sister Lyanna giving birth to Jon Snow, "could change the entire story" with this newfound information. "'He knows all about the White Walkers too, '" the excerpt from the page reads. It's believed the Jon Snow will help fulfill the "dragon has three heads" prophecy, along with Daenerys and Tyrion.

To me, this makes ideal sense. Should it be true, he would also be the great grandfather of Jon Snow.

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We're now only a few short months away from Game of Thrones' glorious return to our screens and, little by little, we're starting to see set reports leak out and the like. But for those who have been clamoring to know Jon's real name, if you don't Snow, now you Snow. He's revered for his wisdom, compassion, and intelligence, including healing a violent divide between the monarchy and the Faith Militant- a group that, you might recall, resurged recently.

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