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  • Jon Snow's real name was revealed to be Aegon Targaryen in Game of Thrones season 7. 1 / 10

    Kit Harington As Jon Snow In Game Of Thrones
  • His mother, Lyanna Stark, named him, but his father, Rhaegar Targaryen, already had a son called Aegon. 2 / 10

    Game of Thrones Rhaegar and Lyanna Vertical
  • That means there are two Aegon Targaryens, both sons of Rhaegar, which doesn't make sense. 3 / 10

    Kit Harrington as Jon Snow and Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth in Game of Thrones Vertical TLDR
  • Jon Snow should've been called Aemon Targaryen instead. 4 / 10

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  • Jon and Aemon were shown to be close in the Night's Watch, and the Maester was close to Rhaegar too. 5 / 10

  • Jon even quoted Maester Aemon a couple of times during season 8. 6 / 10

  • Jon is also similar to Aemon the Dragonknight, a fabled warrior who become Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. 7 / 10

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  • Jon rejoined the Night's Watch at the end of Game of Thrones, mirroring Aemon taking the black instead of the crown. 8 / 10

    Kit Harington As Jon Snow In Game Of Thrones
  • He wasn't called Aemon in the show, but it's something George R.R. Martin might do in the books. 9 / 10

    A Song of Ice and Fire author George RR Martin
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