How he got the Name Dutch

Reagan's boyhood nickname was Dutch. He got the name from his father at birth, who thought he looked like a "fat little Dutchman." Reagan's brother Neil was nicknamed Moon after the comic strip "Moon Mullins."
The Reagans had a very relaxed household, and Nelle and Jack allowed their sons to call them by their first names. This was fairly unusual for the times.

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