Hmm... thinking about it, of the Gen 1 Season 2 Combiner teams, and possibly out of all the American G1 animation Combiner teams, the Aerialbots are the only ones where I struggle to name anyone outside of the team's name, the combined form's name, and the team leader's name. In the case of Silverbolt... yeah, it is because of Beast Wars Silverbolt that I remember G1 Silverbolt's name.
The other teams just have one or more of the following going for them:
- Distinct alternate modes
- Distinct color schemes
- Distinct personalities
- Distinct episodes
- Distinct names that tie into the preceeding
I'm actually far worse and remembering all their names off the top of my head, but if I glance at a list of the names, I'll remember the other teams pretty well for longer than the Aerialbots. Plus, some of my confusion may be justified due to what was done with the molds or names later. For example, I'm quite fond of Robots in Disguise (2001), so I think I can be forgiven for sometimes calling the Combaticons by their Commando names... or just calling Onslaught "Octane" because of Mega-Octane.