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Ruby Bolger

Ruby Bolger
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationThe Shire
BirthS.R. 1264
Family
FamilyBolger
ParentageAdalgar Bolger
SiblingsRudigar and Rudibert
SpouseFosco Baggins
ChildrenDora, Drogo and Dudo
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Ruby Baggins, née Bolger, was a Hobbit of the Shire.

[edit] History

The daughter of Adalgar Bolger, Ruby married Fosco Baggins.[1] They had three children: Dora, Drogo and Dudo.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Perhaps it's not unintentional that a Hobbit woman with a jewel-name married into the Baggins family, recently made rich by Bilbo's travels. Both Ruby's marriage and name are consistent with the Bolgers' being of a higher class.[3]

The name of the ruby derives from Latin rubeus meaning "red".[4]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Bolger of Budgeford"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Baggins of Hobbiton"
  3. Jim Allan (1978), An Introduction to Elvish, p.198
  4. Wiktionary entry