There are many sources of inspiration when choosing a name for your new canine companion. Many people find their inspiration by searching lists of names by their definition, while others prefer to honor someone that they admire, either someone that they know personally, a famous celebrity, or a leader in a field that they are interested in. Books, television, and movies can also be a great source of inspiration leading many individuals to name their dog based on characters or places from the stories they love. Another way to choose is by either starting or ending with a specific letter or group of letters, such as names that end with the letters 'ha'.
Dog Names Ending in 'ha' in Pop Culture
Mocha worked for the Kings River Fisher Project, a project designed to protect the small native population of Fishers, a three to four-foot long carnivorous animal native to the forests of North America. These mammals used to roam freely throughout the forests but were trapped and killed for their pelts since the eighteenth century, causing a steep decline in their population. Trained by the Center for Conservation Biology, the most successful dogs in the scat program are typically ones that have been released to the humane shelter as they were too hyper-focused to make good family companions.
Mocha started training with the Center in 2005 after she had been rejected as a police dog, and she and her handler Lindsay Madden were one of the first canine-handler teams to begin work on the California Fisher project in 2006. Her drive to find scat was so strong that she was known to howl in her crate when the other conservation dogs, Ruger, Lily, and Dallas, were taking their turns working. She continued obsessively searching out Fisher scat until 2008, greatly aiding conservation efforts for this dwindling species, then retired to live at the home that Lindsey shares with her husband Jacob, where she was given a spot in front of the fireplace and as many toys as she could handle. Her handler, Lindsey, inspired by her bond with Mocha, went on to research the benefits of human and animal interactions between shelter dogs and troubled youth.
Dog Name Ending in 'ha' Considerations
Dogs that are being groomed for specific tasks or jobs may get names appropriate to their upcoming roles in life such as Aloysha or Sasha for a military or guard dog, Simcha or Divsha for a dog preparing for becoming a therapy or service dog, or Baasha or Julisha for a hunting or tracking dog. Some people may even choose to name their canine companion after something related to their own job or interests, such as Naptha for an oil worker or Mocha for a dog owned by a barista or coffee connoisseur, while Tamasha makes a great option for a performer.