I would tend to agree with Jun san.
Recently, I attended a seminar with a friend in a "true" budo style. I had trained with them once or twice before for fun and I was awarded a shodan in their style because I "moved" like a shodan.
Does this make me think I am competent or even a practitioner in their style...No.
I would consider this honorary. And really it doesn't mean a heck of a lot to me.