This "Game Of Thrones" Fan Theory Might Reveal Jon Snow's Birth Name

Could it be that Jon's real name is a little more...Targaryen-ish?

Posted on

As you probably already know, the R+L=J theory was pretty much confirmed on the Season 6 finale of Game of Thrones.

HBO

So now we know that Jon Snow is almost definitely the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, and not Ned Stark's bastard. There's a chance that Jon could be Robert Baratheon's son, but where's the fun in that?

But here's a shocker: Lyanna whispers her son's name to Ned, and while it's hard to hear, the name she whispers is definitely NOT "Jon."

View this video on YouTube

youtube.com

Start watching the clip around 3:40 to hear the moment.

Here's a Vine of the moment, in case the clip gets taken down.

vine.co

Redditor sparkledavisjr has a theory as to Jon's real name, and it makes a lot of sense.

HBO

"Lyanna starts by whispering 'His name is,' and then what follows appears to be a three syllable word that appears to start with a J," wrote sparkledavisjr. "I'm not a great lip-reader, but I'm fairly certain what she says is Jaehaerys."


Jaehaerys I was the 4th Targaryen king to sit the Iron Throne. He was known as 'the Wise,' 'the Conciliator,' and 'the Old King.' 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 II was Jon's great-grandfather. His reign was short due to his ill-health (only three years), but still a good one. Jaehaerys restored stability to the realm, ended the Blackfyre threat during the war of the Ninepenny kings, and improved relations with the major houses who were unhappy during his father's rule (Aegon V — Egg, the brother of Maester Aemon).

If Lyanna was in love with Rhaegar (as seems likely), it makes sense for their son to have a Targaryen traditional name like his siblings Aegon and Rhaenys. Jaehaerys would be a good pick as the name isn't associated with any real negative connotations, like Aerys, Maegor, etc.

Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!

Dismiss