The two stars are separated by approximately 0.71° in the sky.
The similar composition were found in Chinese astronomy, known as 觜宿 (Zī Sù), meaning Turtle Beak (asterism), Consequently, both of φ Ori themselves is known as 觜宿二 (Zī Sù èr English: the Second Star of Turtle Beak.) (for φ1Ori) and 觜宿三 (Zī Sù sān English: the Third Star of Turtle Beak.) (for φ2Ori) 
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