MK welcomes 50th new Citizen in 2017

Date Posted:10/01/2017

As 2017 kicked in properly, and the plans to celebrate MK50 across the city ramp up, MKC’s Registrars team had their own mini-celebration this week to welcome a new addition to the world.  

Baby Sophia was the 50th baby of the year to be registered, on 4 January 2017, by proud parents Jennifer Colley and Sylvian Soni.

The couple, of Oakridge Park, attended the Registrar’s Office, in Aylesbury Street, Bletchley, to register their baby’s birth.  They were presented with flowers and a special certificate to mark the occasion.

The team will also be giving all babies born on 23 January 2017 and registered in Milton Keynes a special certificate as a keepsake.

Registration Services Manager, Yvette Medri said: “It’s an important year for Milton Keynes and we wanted to help celebrate it with some of our newest citizens.”

Cllr Liz Gifford, the Cabinet member for this service, added: “Congratulations to Jennifer and Sylvian on the birth of baby Sophia, who I’m sure will do the city proud.”
Meanwhile the MK50 project team would love to hear from you if you share Milton Keynes birthday yourself – they have tried to track down babies registered on 23 January 1967 - but these 50 year olds have moved on!

They would also like to hear from those who were the first to get married in Milton Keynes around this date in 1967 too.

Milton Keynes is a growing city with birth numbers having moved on significantly since 1967 from less than 900 a year to over 3800 in 2016.

For more information about registration services including family history research and naming ceremonies visit