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Bilbo..an only child.

Centin

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Frodo was the nephew of Bilbo, yet in the Hobbit it states that Bilbo is an only child. Did I miss something?
 

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Another movie screw-up.
Bilbo was not Frodo's uncle. I now quote from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings:
"You see: Mr. Drogo, he married poor Miss Primula Brandybuck. She was our Mr. Bilbo's first cousin on the mother's side (her mother being the youngest of the Old Took's daughters); and Mr. Drogo was his second cousin. So Mr. Frodo is his first and second cousin, once removed either way, as the saying is, if you follow me."
-Gaffer Gamgee, FotR, 31
 

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I was wondering about that also because in the movie it said "Uncle Bilbo" and I was thinking "Heeeey! wait thats not his Uncle Bilbo!!!" :rolleyes: hehe
 

Cian

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Right Grey. And Bilbo does call Frodo "nephew" in LotR but we can look at the Baggins family tree and see the relationship.
 
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Retrovertigo

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He was an adopted heir, and as Greymantle quoted his first *and* second cousin.
 
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Curufinwe

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Yeah well how else would Frodo refer to Bilbo, he couldn't say Father or second uncle one removed, it is much easier to say Uncle.
 

EverEve

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oooops....i didnt catch that....GO ME!!!!!:D
 

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