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Is this Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow’s real name?

June 19th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Well it’s no secret by now that Jon Snow’s real name ISN’T Jon Snow and, in fairness, you don’t need to be a genius to work out his real surname in Game Of Thrones.

But now we may know his full name…


Empire Magazine reckons that Bran Stark’s psychic time travel trip last season may have revealed that Jon Snow’s real name is… Jaehaerys Targaryen.

It looks very likely that Snow was the child of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen so is this what his real name is?

The name Jaehaerys Targaryen should be familiar to Game of Thrones fans as it’s one that been around for a while… The first Jaehaerys Targaryen was a beloved king who reached a peaceful accord with the Faith Militant for over five decades. He was also a dragon rider, which is another thing that fans have predicted for Jon. The second Jaehaerys was actually Jon’s grandfather, and he is the man who received “the prince that was promised” prophecy years ago. Jon’s very existence may be the fruition of that prophecy.

Could Jon be the new incarnation of Jaehaerys Targaryen? And if so, what does this mean for his future in the Game of Thrones?

Let us know what you all think…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….