Originally Posted by Valiant
I read that she failed because she could not convince the king to give him the stark name.
Hawk has it right I think. That is what I got out of it. She promised while praying to do the nice things like make him a Stark, which Ned totally would have done, then didn't do it and the seven are pissed. I thought it was new but not out of place, much like Cersei's first baby story.