In the final episode of season 6 we see that Lyanna Stark is whispering something to Ned. What is she saying?

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    "Rosebud......" Jun 28, 2016 at 20:38
  • 21
    "Delete my browsing history......Promise me Ned"
    – Aegon
    Jun 29, 2016 at 12:41
  • "There is another Targaryen"? Jun 29, 2016 at 13:15
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    "Don't tell anyone, it'll drive the fans crazy.... Promise me Ned" Jun 29, 2016 at 17:45
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    "He must know nothing...Promise me Ned" Oct 23, 2016 at 4:21

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She probably says Jon, but there is no way to know for sure.

You may be thinking you failed to catch that line, but the producers made sure it is not audible after "his name is...". But "If Robert finds out, he'll kill him." points out to the child being a Targeryen. The face of the baby fading into adult Jon makes us believe he is Jon.

  • Source for the producers making sure it wasn't audible?
    – Rand al'Thor
    Jun 28, 2016 at 14:01
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    It was missing in the subtitles.
    – user65648
    Jun 28, 2016 at 14:01
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    @Randal'Thor I think everyone who have seen the show are eye witness in this case. Jun 29, 2016 at 12:41
  • It looked like a two syllable word to me - upon rewatching a couple of times, possibly 'Eddard'. However, there's no guarantee that Ned would have kept the child under their given name (especially if it's also his name, given the whole 'bastard' thing and the Stark's insistence on honour) Jun 29, 2016 at 13:21
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    It doesn't make much sense for Lyanna to have named the kid Jon. It makes much more sense for that to be a name Ned chooses, naming the kid after Jon Arryn - who, now I come to think about it, was like a father to Ned (and Robert) but wasn't his actual father... like Ned and Jon Snow... hmm... Jun 29, 2016 at 17:44

In the final episode of Season 7 (The Dragon and the Wolf), we get so see another flashback of this scene through Bran. This version makes it very clear what Lyanna says. She tell's Ned that her son's name is Aegon Targaryen.

"his name is Aegon, Aegon Targaryen"

I'll have to double check the exact phrasing later when I can rewatch the episode.


The scene purposefully makes Lyanna's comment inaudible to leave the suspense of the revelation of what she says. All the transcripts I could find also appear to omit this part:

LYANNA: Please. Listen to me, Ned.
LYANNA whispers in NED’s ear.
LYANNA: If Robert finds out, he’ll kill him, you know he will. You have to protect him. Promise me, Ned. Promise me.
Game of Thrones, Season 6 Episode 10, "The Winds of Winter"

However, as of Season 7 Episode 7, "The Dragon and the Wolf", this has now been answered.

His name is Aegon Targaryen. You have to protect him. Promise me, Ned.
Game of Thrones, Season 7 Episode 7, "The Dragon and the Wolf"

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