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You and your spouse welcome a beautiful baby into your lives and, after going round and round on names, you choose one that's very unusual. Write a scene during which you announce the name to your family. Include their reaction and your explanation for choosing such an odd name.

Now construct the same scene through the viewpoint of one of the relatives as he or she hears of this strange baby name. Let the reader in on the character's internal monologue and his or her physical reactions to the news. As Always--SHOW, Don't tell.


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