Lady Ingrid Una was a young and beautiful woman who was married to Bard Bowman, and the mother of Sigrid, Bain, and Tilda. Tracing her ancestry back to Dale of old, Ingrid Una was raised in the lands between the Running River and the Redwater. Bard married the beautiful and fair-spoken Ingrid as she was gentle and compassionate but knew of the harsh realities of the world her people lived in, and was Bard's confidante and he regularly sought advice and counsel from her on all matters.
A Guide to Dale and Surrounding Lands by Richard Harrison for the One Ring Role-playing Game gives the name of Bard's wife as Hella, a Westron-sounding name that may be considered a translation. The names Ingrid and Una appear in some fanfiction stories, and being Old Norse in origin (in keeping with Northron custom) are here considered the native names of Bard's wife. While this article is largely concerned with recent, film-related sources, older material states that Bard was married twice, both times later in his life, with his first wife dead at the time of the slaying of Smaug and marrying a second time after the rebuilding of Dale.
- A Guide to Dale and Surrounding Lands by Richard Harrison for the One Ring Role-playing Game