Impressive amount of typing by SKotK! It's interesting that some names are more logical than others and it's by no means always the same part of the world that had the most logical name for a set.
I can't see myself ever referring to 6985 as anything other than "Taurean Ore Carrier", but where is the ore? And where is the cargo hold to carry it? I always thought of it as a command ship, its rear section detaching to become a static command centre when required. Having said that, its buggy gave elements of exploration to the overall function of the set.
6980, however, was Starship "Explorer" to me. I always thought of it as a ship of exploration, rather than a command craft. The fact that the detachable rear unit resembled a mobile lab, always confirmed my thinking. I'm presuming other people also thought the lab was mobile and could at least skim along a planet surface on its own!
As for 6824 and 6846, the British names are missing from the list given. From memory, which I have not been able to check, I am certain that the British names for these were Zero–10 Interceptor and Zero-15 Interceptor, respectively. I was quite surprised when I discovered that the two did not have linked names in other parts of the world. The vaguely menacing looking red coloured aerial parts pointed forward on these ships always made me think that they had high-powered weapons for their size!
Similarly, I was surprised to learn that the names for 6825, 6872 and 6882 were not linked in other parts of the world, as they were in the UK. The three ships, although quite different, appeared to share a design theme with common elements.