Profile Field - Select Box Issue

We have an additional profile field that is a select box which we want to be required for the customers title (i.e Mr, Mrs, Miss etc).

The first option is 'Please choose your answer' which many of our customers do not change from which is annoying especially as this is displayed on invoices.

Is there no way to have a blank option as the first variant that will trigger the required validation. This seems such a simple requirement.

I am afraid, you cannot add variants with empty name