Kit Harington Didn't Know His Real Name Until He Was 11

‘Game of Thrones’ hunk Kit Harington reveals he didn’t know his real name until he was 11 years old. Are you for real?!

During an interview with ‘Glamour’ magazine, the actor didn’t have much of an explanation as to why his parents didn’t tell him that his real name was Christopher.

“”I haven’t got a clue! I think they could see that I wanted to be Kit, but Christopher was a bit of a tradition,” he explained to the mag. “My brother’s name is Jack, but his real name is John. Kit is traditionally an offshoot of Christopher, it’s just not used that often. My middle name is Catesby.”

Harington, who shot to fame in 2008, admits he was considering entering Hollywood as Kit Catesby, rather than using his surname, but he eventually decided against it.

He said: “I nearly did [use Kit Catesby], but I thought it sounded too much like a 1950s talk-show host. I was close, actually! Sometimes I think that would have been a cool name, but Kit Harington works.”

The smoldering British actor is full of interesting facts these days. He recently revealed he’s obligated to keep his shoulder-length curls for the hit HBO series.

“It has its own contract definitely. I never thought I’d say that about my own hair,” he said to ‘E!’.

“I’m just not allowed to cut it, and I didn’t realize this until recently. I wanted to cut it. I’ve had long hair for ages and they were like, ‘no, no, no, that won’t be happening.'”

“I actually don’t do much to my hair,” he added to ‘Glamour’. “It gets fussed over a lot on projects because there’s a lot of it and it’s boy’s hair, but as far as me, I tend to let it do what it wants.”

HBO’s high rating fantasy drama ‘Game of Thrones’ came to a close last night in the US after another successful season that has seen its viewership increase over last year and hold between 6.5 and 7 million US viewers.

He’s 27.

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‘Game of Thrones’ hunk Kit Harington reveals he didn't know his real name until he was 11 years old. Are you for real?! During an interview with 'Glamour' magazine, the actor didn't have much of an explanation as to why his parents didn't tell him that his real name was...