Hey there! I’m a [name_u]Taylor[/name_u] born before [name_u]Taylor[/name_u] hit the top 20 for girls. When I was born, [name_u]Taylor[/name_u] was slightly more popular for girls than boys, but only by ~.2% points by total births, so it was pretty equal at that point. In my classes in school there were Taylors of both genders. While I did (and still do) get addressed as Mr. on occasion, it’s a really easy correction. I really liked my name growing up and I still do now. It’s familiar, easy to pronounce and spell. [name_f]My[/name_f] parents chose the name as an honor name and paired my first with a gendered family middle (a name in the [name_f]Catherine[/name_f] family of names that begins with a K), which I think helped with the flow although I never went by a double barrel.
As an adult, I’m considering unisex names for my own children. DH and I are interested in having either the first or middle be a unisex name. We feel it gives the child some options as they grow up. Two of our favorite options right now are [name_u]Parker[/name_u] for a girl and [name_u]Brooks[/name_u] for a boy.
Asher is a lovely name for your little girl! I think it helps that it shares the first syllable with the once uber-popular [name_u]Ashley[/name_u].