Isaac Hempstead Wright Confirms Jon Snow's Real Name

Emilio Banks
June 19, 2017

Fans will just have to find out for themselves when Game of Thrones: Season 7 premieres Sunday, July 16, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

According to io9, if this news is accurate it would confirm a theory that began making the rounds after Snow's heritage was revealed during the Season 6 finale when Lyanna Stark supposedly mouthed the word "Jaehaerys" to Ned Stark upon her death.

One of the long-running sagas of Game of Thrones revolves around Jon Snow's mysterious name and parentage.

Anyway, long story short, Jon Snow was revealed as the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark to screams around the world of "I KNEW IT", which opens up a whole world of possibilities for next season.

GOT fans were able to come up with a host of compelling theories after discovering mention of his possible name in a leaked page from an upcoming issues of Empire Magazine.

That said, if this does prove accurate, it suggests that Game of Thrones is going to conclude in a very prophetic way.

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The user called The Shiv Sharma shared on Reddit a picture from Empire's Game of Thrones feature on 15 things about season seven of Game of Thrones from the cast and crew of the HBO fantasy drama.

It also means that Jon could have even more claim to the Iron Throne than previously believed.

Does this finally confirm Jon Snow's real name? 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). 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 a year ago.

Snow was delivered by his dying mother Lyanna with Ned Stark by his side.

So we knew his surname was Targaryen, but we had no idea about his first name.

Game of Thrones returns to HBO on July 16 and will be simulcast on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the United Kingdom at 2am.

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