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Is Estella's name perhaps related to the Elvish word estel? I know the article talks about where Tolkien got the name, but I find it highly unlikely that a hobbit would bear a 'celestial' name. [Well, maybe not. She is a Brandybuck, after all :)] Does anyone have any information or speculation regarding this? MerryMaiden

Estella was born well before any firm contact with the Elves was formed. I also doubt Bilbo "suggested" it. It sticks out a bit (she's a Bolger, only a Brandybuck by marriage) but Tolkien never said anything about it. It may just be a nonsense name. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 13:04, 22 December 2013 (UTC)