You’ve brought your new dog home and it is time to choose a new moniker for the pooch. It can be somewhat daunting to find exactly the right name for your specific animal. Some people may start with the ending letters when choosing a name either to honor a human or canine family member, in order to have a similar name with other family members, or sometimes just because it sounds good, either to our ears or to our dog’s ears. Whatever your reasoning behind choosing a name that ends in "la", this list should help you to pinpoint the correct name for your dog.
Dog Names Ending in 'la' in Pop Culture
One of the most famous of all of the dogs to share the White House with their owners was Fala, a black colored Scottish Terrier that was the constant companion to Franklin D Roosevelt, the thirty-second president of the United States. Fala, whose original name was Big Boy, was renamed by the president in honor of a Scottish ancestor. President Roosevelt gave him the moniker Murray the Outlaw of Falahill instead but shortened it to just Fala for everyday use. Fala was an extremely charming animal who very much enjoyed the life of a pampered pooch. The little dog spent his nights sleeping in a chair at the foot of President Roosevelt’s bed and was hand fed by the President each night, sometimes leaving foreign dignitaries waiting as he completed his task. Fala’s cuteness and charm also got him in trouble on occasion, however, and early in his residency at the White House, the staff had to be instructed not to feed the little canine, as he was developing digestive difficulties.
In his travels with his beloved owner, Fala met several leaders of state from other countries, including President Camacho of Mexico and the Prime Minister of England, Winston Churchhill. The dog was very popular in his own right and he received thousands of letters from the adoring public, so many letters in fact that a secretary was appointed to the little dog to help him to answer his fans. He was recognized where ever he went, so much so that the dog was dubbed “The Informer” by the Secret Service as attempts to travel discretely by the president often foiled because those who saw Fala on his walks outside knew that the President was near. A movie was made in 1943, showing what Fala’s life was like in the White House; the movie featured clips of Fala chasing a squirrel across the White House Lawn and of him nosing through a book of his news clippings (the film crew used bacon between the pages to tempt him). In January of 1945, he was mated to a female Scotty dog. While the mating was successful, the two terriers fought so viciously afterward that both required sutures. The President passed away in April of 1945 of a cerebral hemorrhage and Little Fala attended the funeral. He later went to live with Eleanor Roosevelt at her home known as Val-Kill, later to be joined by one of his grandsons, Tamas McFala, where he stayed until his death in 1952.
Dog Name Ending in 'la' Considerations
Choosing an appropriate name for your new canine companion can be both an exciting and a daunting responsibility and there are many ways that you can narrow down the list as a pet parent. If you have already decided to use a name that ends in the letters "la", then you still have several options available to you. While President Roosevelt chose his dog’s full name based on the name of an ancestor, the nickname he was given, Fala, was very appropriate for a black dog, as the name means crow. Merla or Donella would also work well for a dark colored dog and names like Ciqala and Pabla work well to describe smaller dogs. There are many names on this list that mean pretty, beautiful, or handsome, such as Cadhla, Bella, and Jola, and Nila or Neela would be an appropriate name for a dog with either a blue coat or blue eyes. Some people may choose to base the name for their dog on the dog’s personality rather than their looks, leading them to choose a name like Kaila, Viella, or Leala, or even based on the job that they are meant to do, giving us names like Gopala or Csilla.