When a sword has a name it is because it belonged to a hero, so when Bilbo named his sword he thought of himself as a hero and that's a step for Bilbo and very important to know when your writing a paper on the book.
The character of Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit did indeed have a sword named Sting. And yes, you can get it on thinkgeek.com
he became a bold adventurer
After killing his first spider Bilbo feels fiercer and bolder. Bilbo was thinking of it from the spider's point of view and named his sword Sting.
Bilbo named his sword Sting.
Bilbo named the dagger, the size of a sword for a hobbit, Sting after his battle with the spiders in Mirkwood. He named it Sting because it stung the spiders. During Frodo's rejuvenation in Rivendell in The Lord of the Rings, when they were about to leave, Bilbo gave him his dagger.
Frodo's sword is given to him by Bilbo. The sword is named Sting during the book The Hobbit.
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.
What did the magic of the sword tell bilbo
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.
Gandalf gave Bilbo a sword.
cause one of the spiders said ...oh he has a sting....thats what i think Because Bilbo baggins only had to stab the spider twice. The first time the spider shrieked. The second time he fell over dead. Bilbo said, " I shall call you Sting " I Think this is because the spider got stung so he shrieked really loud.
Bilbo's sword was called Sting
Bilbo discovered that his sword Sting glowed a pale, icy blue when orcs were near.
He used his ring of invisibility to disappear from sight, and used his short sword which he named Sting.
because it was glowing
The sword ''Sting'', acquired and named by Bilbo, later inherited by Frodo, has no inscription.In Peter Jackson's film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, the sword (Sting) does have an inscription. Engraved on the blade and cross guard of the sword is an inscription in Elven language of Sindarin written in Tengwar script: "Maegnas aen estar nin dagnir in yngyl im" which translates to "Sting is my name, I am the spider's bane." This obviously refers to the events during ''The Hobbit'' where Bilbo first used and named his sword; this would indicate that the inscription would have had to be added after Bilbo's adventure.
A Mithrill and a sword
Sting. Right after killing the spiders.
A regular sword would be too big. (since he's a hobbit)
Bilbo IS a Hobbit. Etymologically, a Hobbit is literally a "hole dweller" while Bilbo means "a short sword".
After using the small sword to vanguish the spiders in Mirkwood, Bilbo decides that it deserves a name and calls it Sting.
The large knife that he used as a sword came from the lair of the trolls.
Bilbo knows his sword was made by the Elves because Gandalf told him when he found it in the cave. Gandalf gave it to the Hobbit in case he ever needed to defend himself on his own.
Athena's sword did not have a name.
On page 156 Bilbo kills his first spider and names his sword 'Sting'. Throughout the rest of chapter 8 Bilbo kills so many spiders they begin to fear him.