Jon Snow is Jaehaerys Targaryen is Azor Ahai!
It's time for the prophecy to come true.
King Jaehaerys once told me that madness and greatness were two sides of the same coin. Every time a new Targaryen is born, he said, the gods toss the coin in the air and the world holds its breath to see how it will land.– Barristan Selmy to Daenerys Targaryen
What is Jon Snow’ real name?
Very convincing! So why is Jon’s name Jon in the series if his parents named him Jaehaerys?
Ned Stark had a history of naming his children after people in his life that were important to him — Robb is named after Robert Baratheon, Bran is named after Ned’s brother Brandon as well as other famous Brandons throughout Stark history, and Rickon was named after Ned’s father, Rickard Stark.Ned likely renamed the baby after his mentor Jon Arryn, who both Ned and Robert squired for in the Vale growing up. Jon was a role model to Ned, so it would make sense that he would name one of his children after him.
It would also draw much less suspicion from Robert, who Lyanna told Ned in the season finale would kill her son if he found out about him. “If Robert finds out, he’ll kill him, you know he will,” Lyanna said on her deathbed. “You have to protect him. Promise me, Ned.”
To be fair, she was probably right — Robert loved Lyanna fiercely and essentially started the rebellion that overthrew the Taragaryen empire because Rhaegar “kidnapped”(maybe it was consensual)her. The war was a way to get her back just as much as it was a rebellion against the “Mad King” Aerys Targaryen.
By naming the baby Jon instead of Jaehaerys, Ned would have protected the child as well as avoided awkward questions from his good friend Robert about why he chose a traditional Targaryen name for his supposed bastard son.
As for his last name, Jon is likely not even a “Snow.” Illigitimate children in Westeros are given the bastard name of the region they’re born in — Waters for King’s Landing and Dragonstone, Snow for the North, Pyke for the Iron Islands, Rivers for the Riverlands, Stone for the Vale, Hill for the Westerlands, Flowers for the Reach, Storm for the Stormlands, and Sand for Dorne. If Jon had been born in the North, his last name would be Snow, but given the fact that he was born just outside of Dorne, his name could actually be Sand. Jon Sand.
But if Rhaegar and Lyanna had somehow gotten secretly married, then Jon Snow’s real name could actually be Jaehaerys Targaryen.
Originally posted by reddit. You can read it here.