I like to see birth sentences of the form A, son(daughter) of X and Y was born, etc. I have devised this template:
[person:given:surname]<%<, son of <?[father]|[father]|> <?[father]|<and [mother]>|[mother]>,>|<, daughter of <?[father]|[father]|><?[father]|<?[mother]| and|>> [mother],>> was born< [Date]>< [PlaceDetails]>< [Place:short]>.
It seems to work for both sons & daughters and for the cases where both parents are known, only one is known or none are known. To use it one has to add the parents' names to the shared list, as mother and father respectively. I've made it my default birth template.
I hope I've not spent time duplicating what someone has done before me. I didn't find a similar template inthe forum, but could easily have missed it.
All comments gratefully received -- and a coffee invitation for anyone who can do this:
A, son (daughter) of X(b.xxxx, died.xxxx) and Y(b.xxxx, died.xxxx) was born, etc.