I like to commemorate special occasions with epigrams in Greek or Latin. Here’s the epigram I wrote to commemorate my daughter’s birth.
Gregorio nostro quid dulcius inter amoena?
at nunc Gregorius par sibi laetus habet.
O mea Alexandria, feres tu nomina patrum,
cara, tegas omnes quos tibi dat Dominus.
My friend Kathleen Kirsch has produced this excellent prose rendering:
Amongst all charms, what is sweeter than our Gregory?
But now happy Gregory is gaining an equal.
O my Alexandria, the names of your forefathers you will bear;
My dear, may you shelter all whom the Lord gives you.