News Politics & Social Issues Kamala Harris Has an Adorable Alternative to "Second Gentleman" for Her Husband Doug Emhoff No, it's not "second dude." By Isabel Jones Isabel Jones Instagram Twitter Isabel is an Oregon-born and Brooklyn-based writer and editor with a special interest in pop culture. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on December 4, 2020 @ 08:35AM Pin Share Tweet Email The results of the 2020 presidential election gave us a series of history-making firsts. One of these firsts, perhaps best described as a “second,” pertains to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s husband, Doug Emhoff. Emhoff, a lawyer, will enter the White House in 2021 as the nation’s first male spouse of a president or vice president. Notably, he’ll also make history as the first Jewish spouse of a president or vice president. Given the unprecedented nature of Emhoff’s new role, there has been speculation as to what his official title will be. In Harris and President-elect Joe Biden’s first joint interview since winning the election last month, CNN’s Jake Tapper broached that very topic. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Harris said that friends have called Emhoff “the second dude” (a title jokingly thrown around by CNN anchors as well), but the proper designation is in fact “the second gentleman.” Kamala Harris Is the First Black Person, South Asian Person, and Woman Vice President of the United States Don’t expect Harris to call her husband by that name, though. When asked whether she planned to refer to Emhoff as “the second gentleman,” Harris told Tapper, “No, I’ll call him honey.” Can we call him honey, too? Please? Doug Emhoff, Second Gentleman and First Honey of The United States. Yes.