I suppose if I name this thing a certain way, the least I can do is explain the name.
Quod Ero Spero is my family motto, an old concept I realize, but I like it nonetheless. It’s inscribed on the signet ring I’ve worn for the last 16 years, and truth be told, I’ve thought about it nearly every day in that period.
What does it mean? That’s not as easy as one might think. The family translation is “Will that which is right” but looking around the web, I find the following alternatives, in no real order:
- I will again hope
- I look forward to what I shall become
- I shall be what I hope to be
- I hope that I shall be
I think we can conclude from this it means something about me and hope. Idiomatic translations can be a bear. Anyway, I like it.