Is it possible for an individual, in the US, to get a "second name" or professional alias? In short, we have a sales engineer who immigrated to the US (on a 5 year visa while we work with him to help with his citizenship). He's a very competent individual, but there's a problem: his legal name sounds like a set of obscenities in English, i.e.:
We cannot legally ask the individual to change his/her name, but senior management has made it clear this individual will not be allowed to introduce himself in front of large numbers of customers or at conferences with a name like that (this is a big deal for a sales engineer). We need to set him up with a company credit card, which can't be done with an alias/fake-name, and we don't want to cause issues for his citizenship approval process.
Is there any way we can suggest an alias (is there even such a thing, in the US) without opening ourselves up for a discrimination lawsuit? Again, we want this guy on our payroll, but we're not allowed to introduce someone to our customers while pronouncing an apparent slew of obscenities.
Is there some process celebrities use, for example, so they can check in to hotels under an alias? I've met some high-ranking people with alternate names on their credit cards, so it must be somehow possible.
IMPORTANT: the reason we ended up in this position is that our company has a policy where various pieces of information about candidates is hidden from most of the interviews (name, race, gender, etc.) to avoid unconscious bias.