Any recommendations as to how to make that sentence sound a bit more 18th-century-screenplay like?
"me", as in being a male. (kind of like, they got stuck with me as a boy)
"My parents were expecting a girl but me is what they had to resign/conform with"?
EDIT: (A bit more context)
Andrea: Rene Maria Smith. Rene isn't a name that makes justice to you.
Rene: My parents were expecting a girl but me is what they got. It's the name of a destine my parents would've wanted for me.
Andrea: And in my home, I showed up while my mother really wanted a boy.