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For idle cocktail chatter: EstoniaÂ’s negative birth rate

No wonder mothers are paid to have babies January births registered in Estonia: 1,152 January deaths: 1,705 Most popular boysÂ’ names: Aleksander, Karl, Kevin, Martin, Matthias, Oliver Most popular girlsÂ’ names: Anastasia, Darja, Diana, Kristina, Laura, Maria, Ickabod, Oprah (okay, we made up those last two) And now for some good news: January marriages: 288 January divorces: 241 Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs