|Other names||Marigold Cotton|
|Birth||S.R. 1383 |
|Parentage||Hamfast Gamgee, Bell Goodchild|
Marigold Cotton (née Gamgee) was the youngest child of Hamfast Gamgee.
"Marigold" (from Mary + gold) refers to the Tagetes annual plants of the daisy family.
Tolkien picked the name since it contains "gold" and referring to a golden flower, suggesting the Fallohide strain in Sam's family — which, increased by the favour of Galadriel, became notable in his children.