A baby born January 22 at Mercy Hospital was, sadly, not
named for the Phoenix newspaper, though his name is Phoenix.
"My husband picked the name," said mother Tara
Burke. Her husband's favorite car is a Pontiac Firebird, and the mythical
creature was also an inspiration.
As noted on the family's Web site, "The Phoenix is made
of all the most desirable parts of earth's creatures: the snake's neck, the
crane's forehead, the dragon's stripes, the fish's tail, the tortoise's shell,
the swallow's throat, and the fowl's bill.