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Berylla Boffin

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Berylla Baggins
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesBerylla Boffin
LocationThe Shire
BirthS.R. 1172
Family
ParentageBuffo Boffin &
Ivy Goodenough
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Berylla Baggins, née Boffin, was a Hobbit of the Shire.

History

Berylla married Balbo Baggins. They had five children:Mungo, Pansy, Ponto, Largo, and Lily.[1]

Etymology

Berylla is named after beryl, a type of mineral which includes emerald and aquamarine.[2]

Perhaps it's not unintentional that a Hobbit woman with a jewel-name married into the Baggins family, recently made rich by Bilbo's travels. Both Berylla's marriage and name suggest that the Boffins were of a higher class.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Boffin of the Yale"
  2. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"
  3. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, pointed out in p. 198