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2012-05-15 08:59

JUNIOR BECOMES ADAM: Opel's new Adam will make its debut later in 2012 at the Paris auto show.

Over the past 120 years of vehicle production almost as many terrible car names as horrible cars have made their way out on to our roads. Unsurprisingly having a horrible name is often a clear indicator of a bad car.

According to the UK's Daily Mail, Opel/Vauxhall have named their new two-door mini hatchback, codenamed Junior, as the Adam. The vehicle's straightforward name will leave many drivers bemused, the moniker will have more of a resonance with German fans of the brand.

After all, Adam pays homage to the German automaker's founder, Adam Opel.

As far as uninspired car names go, Opel's Adam is up there with Ford's Ka and Nissan Almera, the Mail says. We wonder if sales staff with introduce female customers to the car with that famous palindrome: 'Madam I'm Adam'.

Check out our Top 10 worst car names:
1 Ford Probe
2 Geely BL (Beauty Leopard)
3 Datsun Fairlady
4 Honda That’s
5 Isuzu Mysterious Utility Wizard
6 Studebaker Dictator
7 Mitsubishi Delica Space Gear
8 Isuzu Giga 20 Light Dump
9 Renault Twizy
10 Toyota Deliboy

The Adam, set to go on sale in early 2013, is a four-seater that's 3.7m long, roughly the same length as a Mini hatchback. The new model is set to compete with the aforementioned Mini and the Fiat 500.

The Adam will be powered by a one-litre, three-cylinder engine.

Automakers have regularly released rides with human names:

1 Citroen Picasso
2 Nissan Serena
3 Chana Benni
4 Nissan Cedric
5 Nissan Cherry
6 EnZo Ferrari
7 Skoda Estelle
8 Renault Clio
9 Lotus Elise
10 Seat Leon

Special nominees for worst car names:
Renault DeZir
Mitsubishi Pistachio
Volugrafo Bimbo
Daihatsu Naked
Nissan Prairie Joy
Suzuki Cappucino
Rickman Space Ranger
Honda Life Dunk

Do you have any "worst car names" to add to our list? Share your thoughts in our Readers' Comments section below.

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