One of the most annoying things inGame of Thrones is that people never get the chance to know who is who. For example, Caitlyn Tully Stark, Ned Stark’s wife loathed Jon Snow for being her husband’s bastard son. It has been confirmed that he is actually not a bastard but the only son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. Unfortunately, Caitlyn never got the chance to know about it since she’s already dead like Ned, who promised to tell Jon about his mother when he’s back from King’s Landing. Did Ned actually give him a hint about his true parentage?

Ned’s clue

Hollywood Life recently found a hint on Ned Stark’s attempt on giving Jon a clue on his real identity. During “Game of Thrones” Season 1, Jon Snow was sent to The Wall to serve the Night’s Watch. It can be recalled when his supposed Lord Father told him that he still has his father’s blood despite not carrying his name. “There’s great honor serving in The Night’s Watch. The Starks have manned the wall for thousands of years,” Ned told Jon. “And you are a Stark. You may not have my name, but you have my blood.”

Jon’s true parentage

While we believe that Ned might have actually referred himself being Jon Snow’s father during “Game of Thrones” Season 1 when he said that Jon still has his blood, it can also mean that he was referring himself as Jon’s uncle.

We all know that Lyanna Stark is Ned’s sister, who asked him at the Tower of Joy to take care of her newborn son. Ned had to do it to protect the baby from the wrath that the enemies of the Targaryen’s can do if they learn that there is a baby Targaryen alive. Now that the truth has been confirmed that Jon is actually the rightful heir to the Iron Throne, it’s going to be more chaotic in Season 8.

Jon Snow’s name inspiration

Long before we learned in “Game of Thrones” that Jon Snow’s real name is Aegon Targaryen, some fans already have a hint how Ned Stark got his bastard son’s (not really) name. Ned technically has three sons – Robb, Bran, and Rickon, whose names were taken from some of the people close to their father.

Robb was named after his Lord Father’s best friend, the late king Robert Baratheon. Bran’s name was from his father’s brother Brandon Stark while Rickon was named after his grandfather. As for Jon, it’s obviously from Jon Arryn, who raised Ned and Brandon as his own children

“Game of Thrones” Season 8 is expected to air in 2018 or sometime in 2019. The production kicks off in October 2017. Stay tuned!