While reading The Hobbit to my kids, I happened upon an interesting phrase: "something Tookish woke up inside him."
Then, something "Tookish" woke up inside Bilbo
. Although his father was a Baggins, (and the Baggins' were always ones to play it safe), his mother was a Took! The Tooks were known for their sense of adventure and exploration. After marrying Mr. Baggins, Bilbo's mother had settled into a life of Baggins respectability. And for that, the entire Baggins family was thankful.
But something "Tookish" woke up inside Bilbo, and he would never settle for the hum drum again. "Something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wanted to explore the great mountains, and hear the pine trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking stick."