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Sophia and Jackson are the most popular baby names in Ontario for 2015

The most popular baby names in Ontario this year were Sophia and Jackson - spelled in a variety of different ways. Waltraud Grubitzsch/Getty Images

TORONTO – Sophia and Jackson — spelled in a variety of different ways — are the most popular baby names in Ontario.

The names beat out previous top choices Olivia and Liam when different spellings of a name were combined and treated as one entry.

It’s the first time the province has calculated the popularity of baby names in such a way, in an effort to reflect the impact of non-traditional spellings.

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services says the new calculation shows a new trend of parents going with different spellings of a name.

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The government has also put out a traditional top names list — which ranks each named based on its exact spelling — which has Olivia and Liam remaining the most common choices for the fourth year in a row.

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The baby name lists reflect data collected in 2014.

After naming their baby, Ontario parents have up to one year to register their newborn’s birth online.

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