Definitely not sure I'll manage ten on this one. Here we go....
1. Nancy. For Nancy Drew. I would hope a daughter of mine with that name would be as resourceful as her literary namesake.
2. Phryne. For Phryne Fisher from Kerry Greenwood's series. Ditto for the grown-up's Nancy Drew. But I wouldn't want to know if my daughter had as many lovers as Phryne has.....
3. Bunter. For Mervyn Bunter...Lord Peter Wimsey's right hand man. But I'd have to go with Bunter and not Mervyn....just don't think a child of today deserves to be called Mervyn.
4. Ellery. For Ellery Queen. Another detective novel inspiration.
5. Kate. For Kate Fansler...star of the Amanda Cross mysteries (do we see a pattern of inspiration?)
6. Earnest. For Oscar Wilde's marvelous character invention.
7. Scout. From To Kill a Mockingbird.
8. Phileas (as in Fogg) from Around the World in 80 Days.
That's it...don't think I could force any more....