Seinfeld mastermind Larry David wants his outspoken wife to change her name - because he is fed up of being guilty by association.

The co-creator and producer of the popular TV show has asked environmentalist wife LAURIE to use her maiden name when expounding her views, but is convinced she will keep using her married name regardless.

He says, "I've begged her to use her maiden name. I don't think she's prepared to do it.

"Even if we get divorced, I think she'll keep her name."