A. Various components are important. These are some of them. The mother’s name is used, nor the father’s, because the mother tends to have the more emotional/spiritual bond with her children. If the mother’s name is not known, we use the father’s. If we do not know either parent’s name, we say Ben/Bat – son/daughter of – Chavvah (Eve), since Eve was “the mother of all living”; some say Ben/Bat Sarah. The prayer should include the words, “together with other sick of the people of Israel”, in order to think of the whole community. A Chassidic teacher prayed for the parnasah (livelihood) of the sick person because “when HaShem gives parnasah, it is to the living that He gives it”.