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Estella Bolger

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Estella Brandybuck
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesEstella Bolger
LocationThe Shire
BirthS.R. 1385
Family
ParentageOdovacar Bolger, Rosamunda Took
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Estella Brandybuck, née Bolger, was a Hobbit of the Shire.

History

Estella was the second child of Odovacar Bolger and Rosamunda Took. She was present at Bilbo's Farewell Party.

Her older brother, Fredegar, was well acquainted with Meriadoc Brandybuck, and Estella eventually married him after the War of the Ring.[1]

Etymology

Estella is Spanish for "star". It is unusual for a female Hobbit to have a name referring to a celestial object.[2]

Other versions of the Legendarium

Estella was a very late addition to the canon. So late, in fact, that Tolkien did not include her in Merry's genealogy until after the first edition of The Lord of the Rings had been published. This late change took many years to be incorporated in all versions of the book, so that many extant copies are missing Estella's name altogether.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Bolger of Budgeford"
  2. Jim Allan, An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Family Trees"