OSLO, Norway (AP) _ Gesher's parents have been ordered to give their 10-month-old son a more ordinary name. Something normal, like Odd. Or Bent. Or Roar.

Norway has an official government list of acceptable names, and Gesher isn't on it. His parents face a $420 fine unless they rename him.

Gesher's mother, Kristi Larsen, is willing to fight in court for the right to name the youngest of her 13 children. She said the name came to her in a dream, as the word ``bridge,'' which she translated to the Hebrew ``Gesher.''

``If we accept the fine, it's like we're admitting some kind of guilt,'' Mrs. Larsen, 42, said Thursday. They were fined for failing to submit a legal name to the local population registry.

Even if they lose in court, ``we're still calling Gesher Gesher,'' said Mrs. Larsen.

Norway's strict names law dates from the 1800s, and is intended to protect children from names that sound or look strange.

Other acceptable names are Dits, Fridvall, Glisur, Glasius, Wrold, Anond, Raabi and Skagj.