"Cash" and "Checking," or even "Fifth Bank of Makebelieve," all work fine and are interchangeable. Whatever works for you is best, XXXXX XXXXX as you realize that the account is an asset account used to keep track of cash.
Here is the basic accounting equation (all software uses this):
Assets = Liabilities + Equity
Notice that assets are on the left. Debit actually means "left," where debits increase asset accounts and credits decrease them.
The opposite is true for liabilities and equity. Credits (credit means "right") increase equity and liability accounts. Debits decrease these accounts.
The other two account types, revenue and expenses, are actually equity accounts that are simply closed to equity yearly. All of your accounts will be classified as assets, liabilities, equity, revenues, or expenses, so now you have the information to think through your debits and credits to an extent.
I hope this was helpful. Thank you for your question.