There's not much that is surprising anymore regarding 2020--a year most want to see in the rearview mirror. But if you had a baby this year, then 2020 is special. And if you named your baby Olivia or Emma, Liam or Jackson, then you're in fine company.
If, on the other hand, you're about to have a baby and hoped yours may be announced as the New Year baby, you're out of luck. In Alberta at least, AHS and Covenant Health said it's cancelling the announcement of a New year's baby for 2021, because of hospital restrictions and health concerns around COVID-19.
"Priority must be given to patient care in these extraordinary times. We hope to resume this practice in 2022," said the government announcement.
For now then, we can just congratulate families and their new additions. Here's this year's top baby names.
Top girl's names in Canada
Top boy's names in Canada