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Game of Thrones: Is This Jon Snow's Real Name?
What's in a name?
Well, when it comes to Jon Snow (Kit Harington), a lot. After Game of Thrones' sixth season finally confirmed one popular fan theory about Jon Snow's parentage -- that he's actually the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark -- fans immediately starting buzzing about a new theory about Jon's background. In her final moments with her brother Ned (Sean Bean), Lyanna whispered something in his ear that was inaudible to viewers, but which some lip-readers have claimed can be interpreted as his true name. According to some, the name Lyanna shares with Ned is Jaehaerys, which would have been chosen to honor Rhaegar's esteemed Targaryen ancestor of the same name, if true. This theory began to gain major traction again earlier this week after an excerpt from Empire Magazine appeared to confirm Jon's real name is Jaehaerys Targaryen. However, this apparent confirmation is nothing more than a mummer's face. Since the excerpt was shared on Reddit, Empire contributor Dan Jolin clarified that Jon's name is in no way confirmed and this report was simply based on the lip-reading of dedicated fan Claire Williams, who is credited as first popularizing the Jaehaerys theory last year.
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