In Mary Norton's Borrowers series, the Borrowers are tiny people who live secretly among humans. There are or were several families of Borrowers living in one large house, with family surnames according to where in the house they lived (Clock, Overmantel, Harpsichord, etc.) Their first names are also "borrowed":
they imagined they had their own names—quite different from human names—but with half an ear you could tell they were borrowed. Even Uncle Hendreary's and Eggletina's. Everything they had was borrowed; they had nothing of their own at all.
The major characters in the series include Pod, Homily, Spiller, Eggletina, and the main protagonist Arrietty. If her name too is "borrowed" from something in the human world, then what? Where does this name come from? Or is she the unique Borrower with an original name (perhaps symbolically explaining her attraction to humans)?