Updated: 24th October 2017

Lip-reading ‘Game of Thrones’ theorist claims to know Jon Snow’s real first name

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Beware: This post contains spoilers for theGame of Thrones Season 6 finale.

Jon Snow really does know nothing not even his true first name.

At this point, Game of Thrones has all but confirmed Jon is the child of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, a secret Ned Stark swore to protect at the Tower of Joy.But thanks to a skillful bit of lip-reading, one astute Redditor thinks they also know the name Lyanna originally gave Jon because she repeated it to Ned right before she died.

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’.”

Thanks for not providing closed captioning, HBO.

So where’d this name come from, anyway? Turns out, it’s the moniker of a past Targaryen king who wasn’t as brutal as Mad King Aerys, and thus a lot more acceptable to name a baby after.

But, since Ned couldn’t cart around a kid with a Targaryen name, he decided to go with “Jon” instead (possibly in honor of his friend Jon Arryn).

Heads up, Jon: you might need to get new business cards made next season.

[H/T: Uproxx]

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