If some people have a Yiddish rather than a Hebrew name that is used for ritual purposes (e.g. getting an aliya, praying for the sick), can one have an English name for ritual use? What makes it so a Yiddish name can be used, but no one uses English names ritually? And what if someone only has an English name, but none in Hebrew or Yiddish? Can that person (or their son) receive an aliya under an English name?
I have had contact with someone but I don't know if the person is a man or woman.
His/her name is Pinky. I have met a man named Pinky though never a woman.
Though there is a famous (Jewish) singer named Pink.
Any help would be good. Thanks!