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Dates
Born c.III 28611 (1261 by the Shire-reckoning)
Race
Culture
Family
Born a Lightfoot; married into the Bolger family
Settlements
The Bolgers were associated with Budgeford in the Eastfarthing of the Shire
Pronunciation
Nina is pronounced 'nee'na'
Meaning
Uncertain2

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Nina Lightfoot

The mother of Wilibald Bolger

A Hobbit of the Shire, Nina married Theobald, the son of Gundabald Bolger and Salvia Brandybuck. Nina and Theobald had a single son, Wilibald, who married Prisca Baggins and had three children of his own. Nina is the only known member of her family: no other Hobbit named Lightfoot is recorded, but - no doubt coincidentally - the name was shared by a horse of Rohan.


Notes

1

We have no definite dates for Nina Lightfoot. The date of birth given here is for her husband Theobald Bolger, on the assumption that Nina would have probably have been born within a few years of this date. Hobbits typically lived until about their hundredth year, so on this basis Nina likely survived until about III 2961 (or 1361 by the Shire-reckoning). Our latest definite date for Nina is rather earlier than this, III 2904 (or 1304), the year in which her son Wilibald was born.

2

'Nina' is a name that appears in different languages around the world with numerous possible derivations, though none of these stand out as likely sources of a Hobbit-name. In modern use, the name is commonly abbreviation for various longer names. This may also be true of Nina Lightfoot's case, but if Nina had a fuller version of her forename, it is not recorded.

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