I was hoping you'd be willing to open up a poll to ask your readers if they think that the name Rosetta has become unusable due to its strong association with the language learning company, or if it can still be used? My husband and I love, love, love the name, but I'm concerned/fairly certain that it's off the market due to its strong, strong association with the Rosetta Stone company. I'd love to get more data points on this, though!
For me, the very second I saw the word Rosetta, the word "Stone" leaped to my mind---not from the language company, but from the Rosetta Stone the company is cleverly named for. The connection is so strong, I'm having trouble thinking of a connection that's similarly strong. It's as if someone said "The leaning tower of..." and I'd automatically and irresistibly think "Pisa" every single time. Inseparable.
On the other hand, the name fits RIGHT IN with the current interests in the names Rose and Etta. And if I knew a little girl named Rosetta, it would bring my Rosetta Associations Tally from 1 to 2, and that might make a tremendous difference quite quickly: the first time I encountered the name Brooklyn on a child, I thought only of Brooklyn, New York---but now Brooklyn also seems like a name.
Let's have a poll over to the right to see what everyone else thinks. [Poll closed; see results below.]
Poll results for "The Name Rosetta" (542 votes total):
Unusable because of the stone - 123 votes (23%)
Usable only if a bunch of people use it - 60 votes (11%)
Usable - 314 votes (58%)
"What stone?"/usable - 22 votes (4%)
Can't decide - 23 votes (4%)