Fourth child of Samwise Gamgee and Rosie Cotton Gamgee. Merry Gamgee was born in year 6 of the Fourth Age. He had three older siblings: Elanor the Fair, Frodo Gardner, and Rose; and nine younger siblings: Pippin, Goldilocks, Hamfast, Daisy, Primrose, Bilbo, Ruby, Robin, and Tolman. Merry Gamgee's fate is not known.
Names & Meanings
Merry Gamgee was named after Sam's friend Merry Brandybuck. Merry Brandybuck's real name was Meriadoc, it is not known whether or not this was Merry Gamgee's real name as well.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C: "Gamgee genealogy," page 383
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