It's short, generic, hard to misspell or mispronounce, has many positive connotations, and wasn't taken. No acronyms, no backronyms.
(As an aside, I considered naming my daughter (born many years after Rose:: modules hit CPAN) Rose just so I could have the following conversation. Person: "Aw, you named your modules after your daughter! How sweet!" Me: "Actually, I named my daughter after my Perl modules." (Instant geek points++) Alas, my wife was not as enamored with the idea... ;)
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