Jon Snow’s Real Name Has Been Revealed


Warning: Possible spoiler.

Game of Thrones season 7 is just around the corner and a major piece of theory may have just been revealed – Jon Snow’s true identity.

A Reddit user claims an article has been leaked from an upcoming issue of Empire magazine and they have posted a picture online.

The article cites an interview with Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), and it appears to reveal the real name of Jon Snow: Jaehaerys Targaryen.

It says:

As we saw in the last episode of season 6, Bran’s psychic time-traveling ‘green sight’ revealed the true nature of Jon’s birth heritage and his real name: Jaehaerys Targaryen.

‘Bran’s now in this precarious situation in which it’s just him and Meera, and he has all of this information that could change the entire story’, said [Bran actor] Isaac Hempstead Wright. ‘And it’s not just about Jon. He knows all about the White Walkers too’.

Mind.blown. (If true, of course)


The post has caused a bit of a stir and has been commented on almost 200 times.

One user wrote:

I don’t even know what to think about this. On one hand it is strange to just drop a reveal in an article like it’s nothing. On the other, if they were to be speculating wouldn’t they at least mention it somehow. This is strange, probably meant to make us talk and speculate. I’m intrigued.

Also, wasn’t there a person on /r/asoiaf that supposedly lip-read the scene between Lyanna and Ned? I recall that person saying that the name Jaehaerys was whispered… Hmm.


The final episode of season 6 revealed that Jon’s mum was Ned Stark’s sister, Lyanna. In the episode, Lyanna is seen whispering a name to Ned.

Fans used lip-reading to guess the name, and now Empire Magazine appears to confirm they were correct.

Guess we’ll have to wait and see.