Jon/Aegon in the books

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ChristinaB618
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:21 am

I am curious to see if everyone thinks Jon's real name in the books will also be Aegon. I think it is and that the current Aegon running around is actually a Blackfyre

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Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:56 pm

I'm not sure why the Blackfyre supporters would want to install a Blackfyre (who they believe is the legitimate and rightful heir to the throne) as a Targaryen though? What would be the point? The Blackfyre rebellions were based on the central belief that the Blackfyre line has a superior claim. It would be like the Jacobites secretly trying to install Bonnie Prince Charlie who they have convinced is a Hanoverian.

Varys might not care for that cause of course, but the Golden Company would.

I'm undecided. On the one hand, because the show hasn't included the Young Griff story line, they have some liberty with the name because Rhaegar's son with Ellia is dead, though I'm not overly convinced he'd have named two sons with the same Targaryen name - there's no need even if he was obsessed with the prophecy.

It seems that it would be natural to call Jon, Jaehaerys who was possibly the best Targaryen king and the name change seems to be more natural with them both beginning with J.

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Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:27 am

Violator wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:56 pm
I'm not overly convinced he'd have named two sons with the same Targaryen name - there's no need even if he was obsessed with the prophecy.
I've asked this before, but I keep seeing references linking the name Aegon with a prophecy.
Does this prophecy include the name Aegon? If not, where is the relevance?

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Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:54 pm

In A Clash of Kings, the gist of part of Dany's vision in The House of The Undying:
a man who looks like Viserys, but taller and with darker eyes, who says to a woman nursing a baby, "Aegon… What better name for a King… He is the Prince that was Promised, and his is the song of ice and fire"; and when the man’s eyes meet Dany’s, he says either to her or the woman with the baby, "There must be one more… The dragon has three heads", and he picks up a silver harp and begins to play
Daenrys 4. Chapter 48
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Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:16 am

Is that it? "Aegon… What better name for a King"
That just sounds like he's chosen the name himself. Presumably after Aegon the Conqueror.
They weren't all good kings, were they, the Aegons? Especially this one.

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Grandmaester Flash wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:16 am
Is that it? "Aegon… What better name for a King"
That just sounds like he's chosen the name himself. Presumably after Aegon the Conqueror.
They weren't all good kings, were they, the Aegons? Especially this one.
Well, it doesn't matter what WE believe, it only matters what Rhaegar believed even if he was away with the fairies at the time :)
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Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:32 pm

Yes, but it ought to make sense within the story.

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