Desmond Bud Halby was born on Nov. 1, at home in Lincoln, Vt. He weighed 6 pounds and 5 and 1/2 oz, and was 20 inches long at birth. He is welcomed into the world by his parents, Ila Briggs Halby and Peter Halby.

Ila grew up in Vineyard Haven and still spends her summers there. Ila and Peter met on the Vineyard in 2000 and were married there in 2007.

Desmond is welcomed by his big brothers Truman, 7, and Johnny, 4. His birth is celebrated by his maternal grandparents, Mary Vivian and Kirk Briggs of Vineyard Haven, and paternal grandparents Susan Halby of Vineyard Haven and Concord, and Christian Halby and Susan Schaefer of Chilmark and Weston.

Desmond’s middle name honors his great-grandfather, the late Bud Vivian who lived in Vineyard Haven and adored the Island community. His big brothers lovingly call him “Dezy.”