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In "The Dragon and the Wolf" (Game of Thrones, S07E07), Jon Snow's real name is finally revealed to be:

Aegon Targaryen

Who chose it? Was it the Show-runners? Or GRRM?

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    To be honest I doubt this will be revealed yet. George won't say anything unless backed into a corner because he won't want to spoil the books. And whilst D&D don't care about spoiling the books they like to look good and making the audience think they names the character without stating anything makes them look better. – TheLethalCarrot Jun 4 '18 at 11:29
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    In the books there is a separate (currently living) child called Aegon Targaryen, who does not exist in the show. I assume this is the show's writers unifying the characters. – OrangeDog Jun 4 '18 at 11:52
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    @OrangeDog He exists in the show, he just hasn't been shown to have "survived". – TheLethalCarrot Jun 4 '18 at 11:53
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    @Aegon I know, just clarifying the real Aegon exists in the show but fAegon hasn't made an appearance. I.e. if fAegon is actually Aegon then he exists in both the books and show. If fAegon is fake then Aegon exists in both but fAegon is books only. – TheLethalCarrot Jun 4 '18 at 11:55
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    I have a hard time believing Martin would've made this decision himself, given that it's such a substantial deviation from the books (probably; I mean the show is beyond the books now but two Aegons doesn't seem like his style) – PlutoThePlanet Jun 4 '18 at 14:35

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