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Ethan and Olivia Remain Most Popular Baby Names In Ontario

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Ethan and Olivia Remain Most Popular Baby Names In Ontario

McGuinty Government Helping Parents Access Government Services

Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Ethan and Olivia are still the most popular names for boys and girls born in Ontario.

Other favourite names include Liam, Jacob, Lucas and Noah for boys, and Emma, Isabella, Sophia and Ava for girls.

Ontario has made it easier for parents by giving them the option to register their newborn's birth and name online from the comfort of their own homes. Through the easy-to-use Newborn Registration Service, parents can also apply for their child's birth certificate, Social Insurance Number and Canada Child Benefits, including the Ontario Child Benefit -- that's four separate applications combined into one simple online application.

Birth certificates ordered online are guaranteed to be delivered within 15 business days or they're free. More than 99.8 per cent of birth certificates ordered online have been delivered on-time.

This service guarantee and expanded online service is part of the McGuinty government's commitment to put families first by making government services faster, friendlier and easier to access.

Quick Facts

  • The Ontario Registrar General compiles annual lists of given baby names from registered births in the province
  • More than 100,000 parents in the province have used the online Newborn Registration Service since it was launched in 2009
  • Parents have up to one year to register a child's birth
  • The Ontario Child Benefit provides up to $1,100 per child per year to over one million children to help support Ontario families.

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“Welcoming a new baby into the world and choosing the perfect name is an exciting time for parents. With flexible, family-focused services such as the Newborn Registration Service, we're helping new parents concentrate on what's really important.”

Harinder S. Takhar

Minister of Government Services

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