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Why did Bilbo name his knife Sting?
Immediately before naming the sword, Bilbo is described as being like a small fly, caught in the web of one of the giant spiders of Mirkwood. After he draws his sword and kills the spider, he dubs the sword Sting. While it's never explicitly stated why he chooses the name Sting, the timing of events makes the answer plain: the spider had thought he had a helpless insect in his web but it turns out that the fly had a powerful sting, like a bee, a hornet, or a wasp. A sting is a defense weapon insects might use against spiders and it is a kind of weapon a spider would understand - the spiders themselves refer to his sword as "a sting" (lowercase - i.e. not a proper noun). It's as if rather than the spiders being made large, Bilbo has been made small and is defending himself against spiders with an insect's weapon.
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The spiders were trying to catch him in their webs as if he was a fly. He pulled out his knife and killed many of them with it. They said that this fly has a sting and that le…d to the nickname.
A Hobbit's Tale, or There and Back Again.
The large knife that he used as a sword came from the lair of the trolls.
1. Thorin 2. Balin 3. Dwalin 4. Kili 5. Fili 6. Bombar 7. Ori 8. Dori 9. Nori 10. Oin 11. Gloin 12. Bifur 13. Bofur.
a fake wooden knife :)
The blade, nicknamed 'Sting', glows light blue near Orcs.
Bilbo named his sword sting. He got the idea because while he was fighting the giant spiders and one of them shouted that Bilbo had a sting, meaning that he was stabbing …them with something sharp.
Bilbo gives it that name after he defeats the spiders in Mirkwood. He's referring to himself being the stinging fly who fights back, and the sword is his sting.
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Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit from The Shire.
There and Back Again
Bilbo Baggins' home is named Bag End.
Sting. Right after killing the spiders.
Because he kills a bunch of gigantic spiders and naturally if you were a spider you wouldn't want your prey stinging you. That is also why he names his sword sting.