Last week, Game of Thrones fans were thrown for a loop when it was reported that Jon Snow's birth name had possibly been revealed. While news of the supposed spoiler reveal went viral, a lesser known fact has not been as well-publicized.
It is time to set the record straight on the spoiler status of Jon Snow's real name in Game of Thrones Season 7. Before getting into the latest update, let's go back to where it all started.
On Thursday (June 16), Winter is Coming reported that 'theshivsharma,' a user on the popular Game of Thrones subreddit Freefolk, had posted a picture taken from a Game of Thrones article in a recent issue of Empire Magazine. The article states that during Bran Stark's flashback in the Game of Thrones Season 6 finale, Bran learned Jon Snow's true heritage and his birth name, "Jaehaerys Targaryen."
At the time, Winter is Coming educated fans on the background of Jon Snow's supposedly revealed name. They also cautioned fans not to take the name listed in Empire Magazine as confirmation of the potential spoiler.
The internet was set ablaze with the "spoiler" nonetheless. On June 18, Claire Williams, who popularly penned the Game of Thrones fan theory that Jon Snow's real name was Jaehaerys Targaryen, went on Twitter to clarify the situation.
In a series of tweets, Williams stated that she had confirmed with the author of the Empire Magazine article that they had gotten "Jaehaerys from my fan theory." Game of Thrones fan site Watchers on the Wall shared Williams' tweets on their official Twitter page.