I was being silly when purchasing my airline ticket and saw the options to have my name be "Dr. John Doe, PhD", so I went for it. Unfortunately I cannot legitimately claim either of those titles. Thinking over it now, I do not want to get held up by my airline or TSA for not having the same title as on the ticket.
I can't imagine or know how they could require proof to check either of those titles, but I know airport security is taken seriously.
Will I have any issues? Also, is providing a false name prefix or suffix illegal?
I ended up going through TSA and then boarded the plane with no issues. My ticket had my first name, last name, and "PHD". However no one questioned or gave me a second glance when looking at my ticket.