Some dogs go above and beyond to help others. Ricochet is a golden retriever and internet sensation known for surfing with special needs children and people with disabilities. She has raised a ton of money for both human and animal causes. As an inspiration to many, Ricochet sets the tone for our awesome dog names. In fact, many of the ideas in the list come straight from other dogs that have accomplished some amazing things. Many experiences that are often described as awesome relate to the music scene. That is why other names in the list come from popular bands or a famous music tour. Whether you are brainstorming for grandma’s lap dog or your new garage band mascot, everyone has a favorite name in music. If you can’t pin your dog to a tune, it might be time to get some sun. No collection of awe-inspiring ideas is complete without hitting the beach. Surf terminology, beach games, and party spots have all lent a hand in the development of this list.