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'''Carl Cotton''' was the fifth of [[Tolman Cotton Senior|Tolman Cotton]]'s five children, with whom [[Samwise Gamgee]] played as a child in [[Bywater Pool]]. At the time of the [[Scouring of the Shire]] he was no more than thirty years old (considered a young and irresponsible age by [[Hobbits]], who did not come of age until thirty-three). When his father and brothers went to fight against [[Sharkey's Men]], Carl was left to protect his mother and his sister. After the [[War of the Ring]], he became Sam Gamgee's brother-in-law, when Sam married the same sister Carl had protected during the [[Battle of Bywater]]: [[Rose Cotton|Rose Cotton]].
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'''Carl "Nibs" Cotton''' was the youngest child of [[Tolman Cotton Senior|Tolman Cotton]].
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Born in {{SR|1389}},<ref>{{App|Gamgee}}</ref> Carl and his siblings spent much time in Bywater, and used to swim in the [[Bywater Pool]] with the Gamgee children often.<ref>{{RK|Doom}}</ref> He had not yet come of age when the [[Ruffians]] entered [[the Shire]], so his father ordered him to guard the house with a pitch fork while his father and brothers fought in the [[Battle of Bywater]].<ref>{{RK|Scouring}}</ref>
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The nickname ''nibs'' has been a term of mock respect in historical English.<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.), ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "Giving of Names"</ref> See also ''[[Nob]]''.
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Carl was probably named after his ancestor, [[Carl (son of Cottar)|Carl, son of Cottar]]. The nickname "Nibs" has been a term of mock respect in historical English.<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.), ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "Giving of Names"</ref>  
 
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The name Carl refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Carl (disambiguation).
Carl Cotton
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesNibs
LocationThe Shire
BirthS.R. 1389
Family
ParentageTolman Cotton
Physical Description
GenderMale

Carl "Nibs" Cotton was the youngest child of Tolman Cotton.

History

Born in S.R. 1389,[1] Carl and his siblings spent much time in Bywater, and used to swim in the Bywater Pool with the Gamgee children often.[2] He had not yet come of age when the Ruffians entered the Shire, so his father ordered him to guard the house with a pitch fork while his father and brothers fought in the Battle of Bywater.[3]

Etymology

Carl was probably named after his ancestor, Carl, son of Cottar. The nickname "Nibs" has been a term of mock respect in historical English.[4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Mount Doom"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Scouring of the Shire"
  4. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"