If you use a smartphone and exist as a person on the internet in 2015, you probably use emoji. They're fun, versatile, and great for conveying complicated ideas.
But despite all the joy emoji bring into our lives, you're still not allowed to use them in naming your baby. We asked the Ontario government whether emoji are acceptable characters and they told us no.
Ishmael Daro is a social news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.
Contact Ishmael N. Daro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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