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'Long' probably referred to Holman's height;1 'Hom' is a shortening of the given name 'Holman'
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A nickname of Holman Cotton

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‘Long Hom’

The nickname of Holman Cotton

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The nickname of Rose Cotton's grandfather, Holman Cotton of Bywater. It originally appeared in the form 'Long Holm', and apparently referred to Holman's unusual height.


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Actually the significance of 'long' in Holman's nickname is not explicitly explained, but in traditional names it typically refers to unusual height. For example, Strider was referred to as 'Longshanks', referring to his long legs, while the English surname 'Longman' means 'tall man'.

See also...

Cotton Family

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