The concern, according to Fraughton, is that uninvited taunts from opposing schools would be spurred on by the Phoenices' name alone.
"We were horrified to hear that the phonetics of the word Phoenices are far too close to the word penises," he wrote. "I don’t mean to be crass, but don’t want there to be confusion around the point I am trying to make."
So Fraughton started a petition to spread awareness about the potential dilemma, and it's garnered nearly 3,000 signatures since going live on November 10. Fraughton told the Salt Lake City Tribune that when it comes to his online advocacy, he has his own children's best interest in mind.
"I have no interest in my daughter or my son playing sports and getting referred to as something like a penis," he said, per the report.