There are already a lot of questions on this site regarding ticket/passport name mismatches, but here is one with an extra twist:
We just booked a flight from Berlin to Boston (including return flight) for my wife, our infant child, and me, with Lufthansa (on their website). In the booking form, we entered all our names exactly as in the passports. We also had to specify whom our child was travelling with (we chose my wife). There was some weird popup saying that a name had been shortened. Now, in the "booking details" e-mail, my wife and our child are grouped together as follows:
<my wife's last name>/<my wife's first name> MRS with <first letter of our child's first given name> <complete double barrelled last name of our child with hyphen replaced by space>
Is it common practice to shorten an infant's given names to a single letter? I'm a bit worried that when they print our tickets/boarding passes and there is only the first letter on it, they won't accept that at the various airport security checks.