Marigold Gamgee was the youngest child of Hamfast Gamgee and Bell Goodchild; a sister of Samwise Gamgee of the Company of the Ring. She married Tolman Cotton.
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.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 760