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.
Sorry, folks. Looks like you can't name your baby 🎷 or 🍕 just yet.
Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B
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